Event Date: 12 November 2014
Royal Holloway University of London
Tom Boggis – Curating the Historic House: Collections and Context
The second in the series ‘Making Space for Art’ this talk will look at the challenges and presentation approaches of curating art displayed in its historic context, including the historic buildings and interiors for which art might have been commissioned, or the domestic spaces in which it was displayed. It will look at the role of the curator beyond individual objects and explore ideas of curatorship of spaces and of ‘spirit of place’.
Tom Boggis works for English Heritage as a Collections Curator in their London & East region, and covers the collections at Audley End House in Essex and Marble Hill House in Richmond. He has worked previously for the National Trust and for a private collection (the Derby Collection).
Felix Driver, Professor of Human Geography, will act as respondent before questions are opened up to the floor.
Introduction by Dr Laura McCulloch (Curator, Picture Gallery, RHUL):
Response by Professor Felix Driver (RHUL):