Conference Delgates

Period Room Conference photographs

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Hello All,

as promised, here are some of the photos of Period Room conference delegates engrossed in the papers and discussion at the Bowes Museum.









We also had the privilege of seeing the operation of the famous Silver Swan at Bowes Museum – a rare occurrence at 7pm…in the dark of the picture gallery…it was an amazing sight (and sound)….Thank you to Jane and her team at Bowes for allowing this special display!


And, as part of the conference, we had an expert private tour of the new English Interiors Galleries at Bowes Museum, led by curators Jane Whittaker and Howard Coutts.










And here we ALL are (except me…I’m taking the photo!)…a ‘team’ shot of (just about) all of the conference delegates and speakers….Thanks all for making the conference such a success!




Conference Delegates

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Bookings are coming in well for the Period Room Conference – still a few places left so do please book if you are still interested in attending.  It looks like we will have a really rich series of exchanges, and we already have many senior academics and museum/art gallery professionals signed up as attending.

This list of organisations attending illustrates how significant the conference will be!….SO FAR, we have representatives from:

Museums/Heritage Organisations/Art Galleries (UK)

The National Trust; The National Trust for Scotland; English Heritage; The Victoria & Albert Museum; The National Portrait Gallery; Historic Royal Palaces; National Museums Scotland; National Science Museum; Waddesdon Manor; Tullie House Museum; Fairfax House, York; The Bowes Museum (obviously!)

Museums/Heritage Organisations/Art Galleries (USA)

Minneapolis Institute of Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; New Orleans Museum of Art; The Huntington Art Gallery and Archives; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Museums/Heritage Organisations/Art Galleries (Europe)

Jewish Museum, Vienna; Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna; Universal Museum Joanneum, Graz

Universities (UK, Europe)

University of Manchester; University of Leeds (obviously!); University of Glasgow; University of York; University of Durham; University of Cambridge; University of Southampton; University of London; de Montfort University; Open University; University of Potsdam; University of Ghent; KTH Royal Institute of Technology. Stockholm

plus Freelance curators, writers, practitioners and students!