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4th - 25th Jun / 2024
BIFMO-FHS Online Summer Course 2024

4, 11, 18 and 25 June | On Zoom | 5pm-7,30pm (BST) | 12pm - 2.30pm (EDT)

Innovation and Creativity: furnishing the country house 1780-1950

Join us online every Tuesday throughout June for this summer’s BIFMO-FHS online course Innovation and Creativity: furnishing the country house 1780-1950. Each week three speakers will consider the evolution and variety of country house interiors in Britain and Ireland created between 1780 and 1950, with an emphasis on furniture makers and designers. Each of the four sessions will deal with a different stylistic phase and will be introduced by either Dr Megan Aldrich (sessions 1-3) or Elisabeth Bogdan (session 4). They will be followed by two experts who will deliver presentations on specific country houses. 

Hall table probably designed by A. W. N. Pugin and made by Crace and Son © V&A Museum, London

Course Programme:

Session 1 – 4th June
Reconsidering the Antique: later neoclassical interiors
Dr Megan Aldrich, Dr Kyle Leyden & James Collett-White

Session 2 – 11th June
Opulence and Excellence in Regency Interiors
Dr Megan Aldrich, Dr Alexandra Loske & Adriana Turpin

Session 3 – 18th June
The Arts and Crafts Country Houses: Alternative Interpretations of the Past
Dr Megan Aldrich, Jessica Insley & Annette Carruthers

Session 4 – 25th June
The Country House in the Twentieth Century
Elisabeth Bogdan, Professor Pat Kirkham & Katherine Sharp

Tickets may be bought for individual sessions or for the entire course, but you will benefit from a discount if all 4 sessions are bought together. In addition, FHS and ECD members benefit from discounted rates.

Don’t worry if you cannot attend the sessions live because they will be recorded and links to the recordings will be sent to ticketholders. These recordings will not, however, be available to purchase after the course has ended.

For further information about the course and to purchase tickets please click here to travel straight to the relevant Eventbrite page. If you have any questions, please write to Ann Davies at:


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