Registration is now open for the international symposium ‘Walpole's Treasures and the Russian Arts’, which will take place on 11th September 2013 at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, UK.
Organised in collaboration with the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre, the symposium accompanies the exhibition Houghton Revisited: Masterpieces from the State Hermitage at Houghton Hall, which reassembles for the first time in 200 years Sir Robert Walpole's magnificent collection acquired by Empress Catherine II of Russia in 1778.
The exhibition at Houghton Hall is on view from 17 May to 24 November 2013. For more information, please see: http://www.houghtonrevisited.com/
Please note that entry into the exhibition Houghton Revisited at Houghton Hall is included with registration. All the attendees of the symposium may visit on Tuesday 10th September from 4.30 pm until 6.30pm.
Attendees may come earlier to enjoy the gardens and grounds if they wish, but access to the house will only start at 4.30 pm, when the house will be reserved exclusively for the group. Travel to Houghton Hall will not be provided; full details of how to get there are available at http://houghtonrevisited.com/your-visit/
To complement the exhibition, ‘Walpole's Treasures and the Russian Arts’ will present new research on the many strengths of Walpole’s collection, as well as on patronage and Anglo-Russian cultural dialogue in the time of Catherine the Great. Speakers will include:
Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, The National Gallery
Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley, University of Cambridge
Mr John Harris, Critic
Mr Christopher Hartop, Independent Scholar
Mr John Laycock, Independent Scholar
Dr Andrew Moore, The Attingham Trust
Dr Thierry Morel, Curator, Houghton Revisited
Dr Tessa Murdoch, Victoria and Albert Museum
Dr Frank Salmon, University of Cambridge
Professor Ann Sutherland-Harris, University of Pittsburgh
For further information on the symposium, please consult the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre website at http://ccrac.org.uk/
Click here to download the symposium poster.
Click here to download the symposium programme.
Please find attached the registration form. The deadline for registration is 31 August 2013.
If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Rosalind Blakesley
Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
Dr Thierry Morel
Curator, Houghton Revisited