The Attingham Study Programme 2019
‘Palaces and Villas of Rome and Naples’
16 – 24 September 2019
For all applicants, except those from the United States of America *
Conceived from the perspective of the British, European and American travellers who visited Italy to experience antique, renaissance and baroque Rome during the period c.1650-1950, this intensive Study Programme will begin with a visit to the BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME. This is a fine example of the work of Edwin Lutyens, built in 1911 in the Valle Giulia, Rome’s ‘Valley of the Academies’ and now a centre for research in archaeology, the arts and the humanities.
The programme will consider palaces and villas with their collections in the light of papal patronage and focus upon some of the key Roman families and their influence upon their contemporaries. The choice of properties encompasses those that inspired travellers to collect sculpture, books, paintings and works of art, their taste informed by the desire to furnish and sometimes rebuild their town and country houses back home.
The course will examine some of the most important Roman palaces still intact, including a number still in private hands, notably PALAZZO COLONNA, PALAZZO DORIA PAMPHILJ, GALLERIA PALLAVICINI and the CASINO DI VILLA BONCOMPAGNI LUDOVISI. The programme will also feature PALAZZO SPADA, PALAZZO NUOVO and the PALAZZO CONSERVATORI, the historic home of the Capitoline Museums on the Capitoline Hill. We shall focus upon the ALBANI COLLECTION both at the Capitoline and during a visit to the privately owned VILLA ALBANI TORLONIA, where we witness the collections, notably those of Cardinal Alessandro Albani, so central to the work of Winckelmann. The VILLA ADRIANA and VILLA D’ESTE at Tivoli and the Renaissance VILLA FARNESINA will enable members to witness the development of the Roman Villa.
The course will then travel through the Roman Campagna to Naples, visiting en route the REGGIA DI CASERTA, built by the Bourbon kings. During a walking tour of the heart of the historic city we study the riches of the MUSEO DEL TESORO DI SAN GENNARO, PIO MONTE DELLA MISERICORDIA, home to Caravaggio’s Seven Works of Mercy, and the MUSEO CIVICO GAETANO FILANGIERI, housed in the fifteenth-century Palazzo Cuomo. The course will also visit the privately-owned VILLA LEONETTI overlooking the Bay of Naples and Pozzuoli and will study the Farnese sculptures in the MUSEO ARCHEOLOGICO NAZIONALE and the Farnese pictures at the MUSEO DI CAPODIMONTE. Visits to HERCULANEUM, the ROYAL PALACE OF PORTICI and VILLA CAMPOLIETO in the shadow of Vesuvius will complete this rigorous Attingham Grand Tour.
Enrolment and fees
The cost of this 9-day course will be announced shortly. This includes tuition, accommodation, most meals, admissions and travel by private coach. Airfares are not included. Single rooms on payment of a supplement (amount tbc) will be available in both Rome and Naples. Single rooms are not available to those receiving scholarship assistance, unless there is a specific medical reason.
The deadline for applications is 12 February 2019. All candidates will be notified in mid March 2019. If awarded a place, an invoice will be sent and a deposit of £500 should be made at this time. The balance of fees is due, without further notice, by 12 April 2019.
Participants are strongly advised to insure against cancellation as no refunds will be made following payment unless the place can be filled by another suitable candidate. In such a case, an administrative fee of £150 will be applied.
It must be noted that this course is intensive and physically strenuous and that some specialist diets cannot always be catered for.
* Applications from the United States
The cost of the course in USD will be announced shortly, plus the US handling fee of $150. A downloadable PDF form is now available from the American Friends of Attingham website. For any assistance please contact Mary Ellen Whitford, American Friends of Attingham, 205 Lexington Avenue, Suite 1600, New York, NY 10016, USA. Email: email@example.com; Tel: 001 (212) 682 6840
Applications from Britain, Europe and all other countries
Applications can be made online below. For any assistance please contact Rita Grudzień, The Attingham Trust, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Tel: +44 (0) 20 7253 9057
Some scholarship funding is available thanks to the generous support of various individuals and charitable foundations. Since this amount is limited, applicants who are unable to meet the fees are encouraged to approach their institutions for full or partial financial assistance before applying for the course. Any candidate wishing to apply for a scholarship must complete the scholarship application at the bottom of this form and provide details of his/her current salary.*
All candidates awarded a full scholarship either wholly from The Attingham Trust, or in combination with their institution or a separate funding body, are required to make a personal contribution of £150 to support the work of the Attingham Educational Charitable Trust.
The Council of The Attingham Trust reserves the right to adjust fees if there is a substantial change in the exchange rate, as these were assessed on the basis of assumptions made in September 2018. Should this prove necessary, members will be informed by 8 April 2019.
Scholarships for applications from Australia
*For applications from Australia seeking scholarships, please refer to http://www.coplandfoundation.com.au before 15 November 2018.