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British Art in Historic Houses

The British Art in Historic Houses research group is a network of academics, curators, museum and heritage professionals. Its core purpose is to promote the research, display and interpretation of British Art in the context of historic house settings. Our interests are not defined by period of genre, and our activities are inclusive, collaborative and interdisciplinary. We aim to promote a phenomenological approach to studying British Art which emphasises experiential learning, materiality, and an appreciation of place. The sharing of expertise, experience, research and ideas is at the heart of our mission.

British Art in Historic Houses is not conceived as a group exclusively for people working in, or studying British art in, the context of historic houses. On the contrary, we hope that those who do not normally operate in this sphere will find value and interest in looking at artworks in a new light.