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The Georgian Interior Conference

A distinguished panel of speakers will examine the variety of styles associated with the Georgian interior.

This is a two-day conference on 04 and 05 November 2005. Coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the opening of the British Galleries, this conference is the third on the British interior associated with the redesigned galleries. A distinguished panel of speakers will examine the variety of styles associated with the Georgian interior, consider how these interiors were used and understood by contemporaries and what they mean to us today.

As well as discussing the key styles associated with the Georgian period, and the revival and survival of certain eighteenth-century aesthetic choices in the modern age, the conference will also address how interior space was created, structured and experienced. What role did professionals play in the design of contemporary interiors? How did contemporaries furnish their homes and how did they experience life indoors? Who led taste and what was the relationship between Palladianism, neo-classicism, the gothic and the ‘Georgian’? Why has Georgian architecture come to be so popular and so protected, and where can we find the ‘Georgian interior’ today?

The conference will be of special interest to architectural historians, design historians, art historians, social and cultural historians, cultural geographers, museum curators, members of heritage bodies and other scholars studying the history of design and the eighteenth century.

The conference is supported by The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (and the British Academy).

Ticket includes morning coffee, sandwich lunch, afternoon tea and free admission to the exhibition International Arts and Crafts. The exhibition book can be obtained at a 10% discount by those attending the conference.

Tickets: Full rate: £50 per day. There is a discount price of £92 for those booking both days of the conference at full rate. Concessions: V&A Patron, V&A Member, Senior Citizen: £42 per day, Student: £1o per day, Disabled: £12.50 per day, ES40-holder: £12.50 per day


Hannah Grie | talks
Giorgio Riello | talks
Julius Bryant | talks
Frank Salmon | talks
Steven Parissien | talks
Curator Stephen Astley | talks
Malcolm Baker | talks
Michael Snodin | talks
John Stiles | talks
Peter Mandler | talks
Lawrence Klein | talks
Kate Retford | talks
Carolyn Sargentson | talks
Stana Nenadic | talks
Professor Helen Berry | talks | www
Ian Gow | talks
Elizabeth McKellar | talks
Director of the Royal Collecti Giles Waterfield | talks | www


Date and Time:

4 November 2005 at 10:30 am


Full Day



Victoria and Albert Museum (learning)
Learning and Interpretation
The V&A Museum, Cromwell Road
+44 20 79 42 21 89

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£50 per day, Concessions apply

Available from:

V&A Bookings Office: 0207 942 2211 or e-mail bookings.office@vam.ac.uk

Additional Information:

Please go to the V&A website - www.vam.ac.uk for further details.

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