Just saw this on the University homepage. Sounds really quite interesting. But then, I've always been keen on old pots...
Pride of Place: Ceramics and their place in English houses - 17/04/2007 10:00
The Centre for the Study of the Country House invites you to the first in three study days for 2007
The Centre's Director, Phillip Lindley and George Drye, Executive Director of the Lamport Hall Preservation Trust, announce 3 days of lectures open to the general public. The lectures will take place in the Print Room, Lamport Hall, Northamptonshire.
Tuesday 17 April
Mr Lars Tharp - Pride of Place: Ceramics and their place in English houses
Who was Hogarth
Whores, rakes and crashing chine
From palace to suburb
A day specially designed for amateur and professional alike, anyone with an interest in the evolution of the domestic interiors, its recreation and interpretation of its contents; focussing on Ceramics we enter the 18th century through the object-rich works of William Hogarth. A case study in how part interiors may be recreated with the help of prints and paintings.
10.00am - Arrival and coffee
10.30 - Lecture 1
12.00 - Lecture 2
1.00 - Lunch in the Dining Room
2.00 - Lecture 3
3.00 - Tea
3.15 - Depart
Cost £30 per study day, inclusive of lunch, tea and coffee
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