£3 members/£5 non-members Largely rebuilt from its monastic origins in two phases, firstly in the 1740s by Henry Flitcroft and secondly in the 1790s by Henry Holland for the Dukes of
£3 members/£5 non-members
Largely rebuilt from its monastic origins in two phases, firstly in the 1740s by Henry Flitcroft and secondly in the 1790s by Henry Holland for the Dukes of Bedford, the Palladian Woburn Abbey houses one of the finest art collections in private hands along with a collection of exquisite furniture, porcelain and silverware. An extensive restoration project, due for completion next year, was begun in 2020 and will include works to conserve many of the treasures within the collection. We will be joined by Matthew Hirst, Curator at Woburn, who will discuss some of the highlights of Woburn Abbey’s interiors and collections along with the joys and challenges of helping to care for one of England’s finest country houses.
Matthew Hirst has been the Curator of Woburn Abbey and its collections since October 2015. He is a specialist in historic interiors and decorative arts and has worked in country house collections for his whole career. He began his curatorial life with the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor, followed by 8 years managing the Devonshire collection as Head of Arts & Historic Collections at Chatsworth.
The talks starts at 6.30pm. Joining details will be sent to attendees the day before.
Georgian Group members are eligible for a discount on their ticket by entering GGMEMBER at the checkout.
***This talk will be recorded. The recording will be available to all those who have purchased a ticket for a limited period of time after the event takes place***
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(Tuesday) 6:30 pm