Alice de Rothschild, a member of the powerful European banking dynasty, was an avid art collector and creator of spectacular gardens at her residences in England and France. Yet her legacy has been overshadowed by the men of her family. Following new research related to an exhibition at Waddesdon Manor, Mia tells the story of a fearless woman, unconfined by social expectations, who stands out in an age dominated by men. Intelligent, exacting, discerning and independent, her spirit has been rediscovered at Waddesdon, a house she owned for 24 years.

Mia is the Curator of Decorative Arts at Waddesdon Manor

This lecture was part of the ‘Changing Perspectives’ series in early 2023.

You can watch the recording here