THE NATIONAL TRUST & APOLLO PRESENT
Perspectives on the English Country House
Preserving our Cultural Heritage
National Portrait Gallery, Monday 23 September 2013
This event celebrates the publication of this year’s National Trust Historic Houses and Collections Annual. The journal features essays that bring to light the great range of research currently being undertaken at the Trust’s properties, giving us a better and deeper perspective on its work.
Simon Jenkins, Chairman of the National Trust
Oscar Humphries, Publisher of Apollo Magazine
Nicky Haslam, English interior designer
Robert Sackville-West, on his ancestral home, Knole House
Professor Maurice Howard, speaking about The Vyne
Robert O’Byrne, architectural historian and Apollo columnist
Chaired by Oscar Humphries, Publisher of Apollo Magazine, and Simon Jenkins, Chairman of the National Trust, this panel discussion will examine the personal stories behind a number of great houses, exploring the different ways in which people are connected to, or have been influenced by them – whether that means shaping their aesthetics, their cultural politics, or their academic research.
The National Portrait Gallery
St.Martin’s Pl, London, WC2H 0HE
Discussion begins 7pm
Drinks reception afterwards