Following the success of the inaugural FHS Research Seminar in November 2012 at the Wallace Collection, London, the programme of Research Seminars has developed to include symposia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2014, the Wallace Collection, London in November 2015 and the Frick Collection, New York in October 2017.
Through a grant from the Oliver Ford Trust, we have been able to offer financial support for travel and subsistence to scholars from Britain as well as from France, Italy, the Netherlands, Germany and the USA.
The aim of the Research Seminars is to present current research on topics of British, European and American furniture history, construction, design, conservation and historical interiors to a wide audience. These symposia involve a series of presentations, each lasting 20 minutes, from PhD/Post Doc. students, junior museum/heritage curators and other researchers at an early stage of their career development.