Blog: Strawberry Hill Treasure Hunt, http://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/strawberry-hill-treasure-hunt/

Ever wondered what it takes to unearth long lost artworks? What kind of detective work is required to retrace treasured antiques and objects d’art scattered two hundred years ago? http://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/strawberry-hill-treasure-hunt/ This is the fate that befell the celebrated collection of antiquarian and man of letters, Horace Walpole, once displayed in his home, Strawberry Hill House. … Continue reading Blog: Strawberry Hill Treasure Hunt, http://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk/strawberry-hill-treasure-hunt/

‘Collecting or Competition?’, Strawberry Hill, Wednesday 24 January 2018

Tickets are now open to volunteers for the talk ‘Collecting or Competition?’, which has been organised by the Friends of Strawberry Hill. This talk, given by Martin Stiles will look at the similarities between the collections of Sir Robert Walpole in the 18th Century and Horatio, 3rd Earl of Orford (2nd Creation) in the 19th … Continue reading ‘Collecting or Competition?’, Strawberry Hill, Wednesday 24 January 2018

Society's Event for Members: A Visit to Strawberry Hill

    Last Saturday 19 November, 10 members of SocHistColl were able to enjoy an exclusive tour of Horace Walpole’s most extraordinary creation, his villa named Strawberry Hill, guided by its Research Curator Silvia Davoli. Walpole (1717-1797) was a prominent collector and connoisseur of his time, as well as the inventor of the Gothic Revival. … Continue reading Society's Event for Members: A Visit to Strawberry Hill

Seminar in the History of Collecting, 26 September 2016, The Wallace Collection (London)

SEMINAR: Researching the Strawberry Hill Sale of 1842: a real Baedeker's guide of taste, Lecture by Dr. Silvia Davoli, Paul Mellon Centre Research Curator, Strawberry Hill House, The Horace Walpole Collection Venue: Lecture Theatre, The Wallace Collection, London Date and Time: 26 September 2016, 5.30pm to 6.30pm Website: http://www.wallacecollection.org/thecollection/seminarsinthehistoryofcollecting