Course Directors

 

David Adshead, FSA

David Adshead, FSA

DIRECTOR, THE ATTINGHAM SUMMER SCHOOL; DIRECTOR, THE LONDON HOUSE COURSE

David Adshead is the Secretary of The Georgian Group, one of the country’s national amenity societies.  He was previously Head Curator and Architectural Historian for the National Trust.  He has written extensively on aspects of the country house, for thirteen years editing the National Trust’s Historic Houses and Collections Annual, published in association with Apollo Magazine, and has most recently edited the monograph Hardwick Hall: A Great Old Castle of Romance (Yale University Press 2016).  A former chairman of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain he is a member of Historic England’s Advisory Committee, a trustee of the Stowe House Preservation Trust and a member of the Heritage Advisory Panel of the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust.

Helen Jacobsen, DPhil

Helen Jacobsen, DPhil

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, THE ATTINGHAM TRUST; DIRECTOR, ROYAL COLLECTION STUDIES AND FRENCH EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES

Helen Jacobsen was formerly Senior Curator and Curator of French 18th-century Decorative Arts at the Wallace Collection, where she curated exhibitions on the French eighteenth century and collecting history. She has published on French furniture and decorative art as well as the collecting of the eighteenth century in the nineteenth century, and was most recently editor of Jean-Henri Riesener. Cabinetmaker to Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette (PWP, 2020). She has taught at the universities of Oxford and Buckingham, and her experience with Attingham includes a term as co-Director of the Attingham Summer School (2009-2012). She is a member of the Council of the French Porcelain Society and the Grants Committee of the Furniture History Society and is a Trustee of the Leche Trust.

Elizabeth Jamieson

Elizabeth Jamieson

DIRECTOR, THE ATTINGHAM STUDY PROGRAMME 2022

Elizabeth Jamieson is an independent researcher, lecturer and art-historian.  She is the curatorial advisor to the National Trust on horse-drawn carriages and historic stables, and is currently writing a book on The British Carriage which will be published in 2023.  She recently directed an Attingham Study Programme on The Horse and the Country House and is organising a follow-on conference on Horses: Art, Politics and Mobility in autumn 2022. Elizabeth was formerly a member of the English Furniture Department at Sotheby’s and before that she worked for the antique dealer Partridge Fine Arts. Between 2013-2016 she was Research Fellow at Leeds University, working on the AHRC funded “Antique Dealers’ Project”. She co-directed the Attingham Summer School from 2013 to 2017 and was Council Member and Hon. Newsletter Editor for the Furniture History Society.

Andrew Moore, PhD, FSA

Andrew Moore, PhD, FSA

DIRECTOR, FROM COLLEGE LIBRARY TO COUNTRY HOUSE

Andrew Moore PhD, FSA is an independent curator, lecturer and author. He has written and co-authored numerous publications, which include A Capital Collection, (co-editor and contributing author with Larissa Dukelskaya, Yale University Press with the Paul Mellon Centre of Studies in British Art, 2002) and Houghton Hall Portrait of an English Country House (co-author with David Cholmondeley, Rizzoli 2014). Guest curator of the exhibition ‘The Paston Treasure’ and co-editor of the accompanying publication (Yale and Norwich, 2018), he is currently writing a book on the European travels of Thomas Coke, his collecting and their impact upon Holkham Hall.

Tessa Wild FSA

Tessa Wild FSA

DIRECTOR, THE ATTINGHAM SUMMER SCHOOL

Tessa Wild is an independent curator and Collections Adviser at Houghton Hall, Norfolk.  Her book William Morris and his Palace of Art (Philip Wilson) was published in July 2018.  She is currently co-curating The Dog: A Celebration at Chatsworth which opens in March 2019.  She previously worked as a curator for the National Trust and is a trustee of the Emery Walker Trust.