AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award

Patronage, Acquisition and Display: Contextualising the Art Collections of Longford Castle during the Long Eighteenth Century

Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship researching the collecting and patronage of the Radnor family at Longford Castle during the long eighteenth century, drawing on both the collection itself and previously untapped archival material, largely housed at the Wiltshire and Swindon Record Office. The National Gallery enjoys a unique relationship with Longford Castle, which has made full access to these resources newly possible. This project will make a significant contribution to the history of taste, collecting and the country house in the long eighteenth century.

The studentship funding is subject to final confirmation by the AHRC but will be fully funded for three years full-time (or five years part-time) and will begin in October 2013.

This project will be supervised by Dr Kate Retford, Senior Lecturer in History of Art (Birkbeck, University of London) and Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, Research Curator in the History of Collecting at the National Gallery.

For further details and the application form, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

Application Deadline: 5.00pm on Friday 5 July 2013

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