BGHG Study Day - A Galaxy of Grottoes

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Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Wolfson Room, North Block Senate House

Malet Street

London

WC1E 7HU

United Kingdom

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The theme for the day will be the ever-intriguing subject of grottoes in garden history from classical times through the Italian Renaissance to their heyday in Britain of the 18th century, and will include a session on the problems and practicalities of their restoration.

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10.00 am Registration

10.30 am Seneca and others on ancient Roman grottoes and nymphaea

John Harrison, Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The Open University

11.30 am Coffee

12.00 pm Italian Renaissance grottoes

Laura Karran, Garden Historian and Heritage Scientist, University of Lincoln

1.00 pm Lunch break

2.00 pm Who were the grotto builders? A focus on 18th century England

Michael Cousins, Garden Historian

3.00 pm Tea

3.30 pm Painshill Park Grotto: an archaeological project in restoration

Adrian Powell, Project Leader and Conservator, Cliveden Conservation

4.30 pm Close

Chairman: Michael Symes, President of the Birkbeck Garden History Group

Tickets are £36 for BGHG members in advance, £40 for non-members in advance and £40 for everyone at the door, subject to availability. There are likely to be very few tickets available at the door.

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Institute of Historical Research, University of London

Wolfson Room, North Block Senate House

Malet Street

London

WC1E 7HU

United Kingdom

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