FPS LIVING ROOM LECTURES
Woburn Abbey is an eighteenth-century neo-Palladian country house, family seat of the Dukes of Bedford, with an outstanding collection of decorative arts. For the last two and a half years a substantial conservation programme has taken place. In this lecture, Curator Matthew Hirst reveals part of the process. We hope you can join us!
Living Room Lecture: Restoring Woburn Abbey and its Collections – Matthew Hirst
Time: Sunday, 24 April 2022, 18:00PM London, UK (BST)
Members will receive an email invitation with instructions on how to join the online lecture. If you want to join, please contact us for more details on FPSenquiries@gmail.com.
Restoring Woburn Abbey and its Collections
Matthew Hirst, Curator Woburn Abbey
In November 2019 Woburn Abbey closed to visitors to undergo a major programme of restoration and refurbishment. Works are still underway — the house has undergone a transformation — and when it reopens in the Spring of 2024 the collections, much of which will have been conserved, will be redisplayed to dramatic effect. Matthew Hirst will highlight some of the changes that can be expected and the discoveries that have been made along the way, and give a flavour of how the wonderful collection of Sèvres porcelain will be shown.