The 8th New Insights into 16th-and 17th-Century British Architecture
Saturday, January 20, 2018
The Society of Antiquaries
Burlington House, London
9:30 – Registration
10:00– Introduction and welcome
Architecture and maps
10:15-10:45 – Rose Mitchell FRGS: Nonsuch in the margin: buildings on early modern maps.
Rose Mitchell is the Maps and Plans Archivist at The National Archives, Kew.
10:45-11:15 – Paul Holden FSA: ‘Estate Mapping at its Finest’: the Lanhydrock Atlas 1696.
Paul Holden works for the National Trust at Lanhydrock and has published widely on architectural and art history, cartography and curatorship.
11:15- 11:30 – Questions and discussion
11:30-12:00 – Coffee
Grottoes and gardens
12:00-12:30 – Dr Adam White: The Banqueting House and Grotto at Skipton Castle.
Adam White is an art historian and museum curator (now retired) whose particular field of expertise is sculpture, on which he has published extensively.
12:30-1:00 – Prof. Tim Wilks: Another leak from the Cistern House: what Inigo Jones, Salomon de Caus and Costantino de’ Servi were attempting at Richmond Palace.
Tim Wilks has published widely on 16th- and 17th-century visual, material and literary culture, maintaining a special interest in the court of Henry Stuart, Prince of Wales; he is Emeritus Professor of Cultural History, Southampton Solent University.
1:00-1:15 – Questions and discussion
1:15-2:00 – Lunch
Materials and innovation
2:00- 2:30 – Dr Alden Gregory: Portable Palaces: The Architecture of the Royal Tents and Timber Lodgings in the Sixteenth Century.
Alden Gregory is Curator of Historic Buildings at Historic Royal Palaces and recipient of AHRC funding for his project 'Portable Palaces: Royal Tents and Timber Lodgings, 1509-1603'.
2:30-3:00 – Dr Rosamund Garrett: Reconstructing Canterbury Cathedral’s Choir Tapestry
Rosamund Garrett is the Bridget Riley Art Foundation Curatorial Assistant at The Courtauld Gallery, London. Her research specialises in tapestry and visual culture from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, whilst her curatorial work is significantly broader, mounting exhibitions from Bruegel to Bloomsbury.
3:00-3:15 – Questions and discussion
Something old, something new …
3:15-3:45 – Dr Jenny Saunt: New evidence for the ‘Abbott Book’: discoveries of design and production methods for seventeenth-century decorative plasterwork.
Jenny Saunt currently splits her time between curatorial work for a large private collection of early modern English decorative arts in Chicago and part-time teaching for the V&A/RCA History of Design MA, and postgrad and undergrad Art History at the Courtauld.
3:45-4:15 – Tea
4:15–4:45 – Pete Smith FSA: The English Country House and the Civil War
Pete Smith is a former Senior Architectural Investigator with English Heritage, now an Independent Architectural Historian with a particular interest in the English Country House; he has lectured and published extensively.
4:45-5:00 – Questions and discussion
5:00 – Conference ends
Special student places
A reduced rate will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis to a limited number of students.
Details to be announced after the programme release.
Please contact Dr. Claire Gapper
with any questions