Alumni and The Attingham Society


Anyone who has attended a course run by The Attingham Trust automatically becomes a member of the Trust’s alumni association: The Attingham Society. One of the strengths of The Attingham Trust is that its courses bring together people from varying disciplines and from many different cultures, united by a common interest in heritage and the visual arts. Many lasting professional and personal friendships are made and The Attingham Society encourages members to keep in touch with one another and continue the sense of international comradeship and common purpose which Attingham seeks to engender. Working in close co-operation with the American Friends of Attingham both groups organise lectures, conferences and visits as well as publishing Annual Reviews, newsletters and e-bulletins with news of their events. Alumni Ambassadors in 18 countries maintain links with their compatriots who have attended the courses.

The Attingham Society Scholarship Fund
There is no membership subscription for The Attingham Society and, as an educational charitable trust, we receive no government funding. It is through generous support from external bodies, private individuals and alumni that The Attingham Trust provides financial assistance to enable as many applicants to attend its programmes as possible, but we need to safeguard this for the future.

An annual donation to the Trust is easy to set up by filling out the standing order form and returning it to: The Attingham Trust, 70 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EJ. UK taxpayers are kindly asked to Gift Aid their donation and can choose to do so on the same form.

Individual donations can be made by paying directly into The Attingham Trust’s PayPal account at the button underneath. This can be done with your credit card or via your own PayPal account if you have one. Everything raised goes directly into The Attingham Trust Scholarship Fund.

For Britain, Europe, Australasia, Asia, Africa, South and Central America
Rebecca Parker:  

For those in the United States
Mary Ellen Whitford: 

Participants on our courses have been drawn from numerous museums, heritage bodies, universities, architectural practices and conservation workshops all over the world, some of which are listed below.

Privacy Notice
The Attingham Trust is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy in accordance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on 25 May 2018.

What information do we hold?
As either an alumnus or alumna of one our courses, or a contact of The Attingham Trust, we hold your data that consists of your name, address (private, professional or both, depending on what you have given us), phone number (in a few cases only) and e-mail address. We also hold a record of the course(s) you have attended and in which year(s). The information is held by the Secretary/Assistant to the Executive Director (who is the nominated Data Controller) and is accessible by the Executive Director and the Course Directors where appropriate.

What do we do with your details?
We use your information in two main ways:
1. for distributing the occasional Attingham newsletter, annual course brochures, and event information
2. as an archival record of those who have attended, or been associated with, our courses over the years since our foundation in 1952
In no circumstance will we either add extra information to your file or share your details with any organisation or private individual without first seeking your permission.

Do you have the right to withdraw your consent?
You have the right to see a copy of your data and rectify any omissions and errors.
You have the right to ask us to delete your data or unsubscribe at any time to our occasional publicity e-bulletins.

Our Alumni come from all over the world and work in the following institutions:


Art Gallery of NSW
Art Gallery of South Australia
Beleura House Garden
Carrick Hill Historic House and Garden
Clive Lucas, Stapleton &Partners
Government House, Sydney
Heritage Victoria
Historic Houses Trust of NSW
Johnson Collection, Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria
National Trust of Western Australia
National Trust of South Australia
National Trust of Australia, NSW
Old Government House, Brisbane
University of Melbourne


Flemish Heritage Authority
Kasteel D’Ursel
Koninklijk Museum
University of Antwerp


Art Gallery of Ontario
Crown Collection, Offical Residences of Canada
National Gallery of Canada
Royal Ontario Museum


Croatian Conservation Institute
Croatian Ministry of Culture
University of Zagreb


Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes


Academy of Fine Arts
Castles and Chateaux, Pilsen Region
Institute of Art History, Prague
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague
National Gallery, Prague
National Heritage Institute
National Institute for Protection and Conservation, Monuments & Sites


Royal Danish Collections


Art Museum of Estonia
Conservation Centre Kanut
Estonian History Museum
Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn


Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Château de Barly
Château de Compiègne
Château d’Ecouen
Château de Versailles
Christie’s, Paris
Ecole Nationale du Patrimoine, Paris
Ministère de la Culture
Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen
Musée Girodet
Musée d’Orsay
Musée du Louvre
Musée du Second Empire
Vieilles Maisons Françaises


Bayerisches Nationalmuseum
BTU Cottbus
Fachhochschule, Neubrandenburg
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe
Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation, Potsdam
Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Staatliche Schlösser und Gärten Sachsen
State Palaces and Parks of Hesse
Stiftung Schloss Friedenstein


Hungarian Museum of Architecture
Hungarian University of Fine Arts
National Office of Cultural Heritage
National Trust of Hungary for Monuments
Research Institute of Art History


Abha Narain Lambah Associates
Heritage Conservation Initiative
Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur


Irish Georgian Society
Irish Heritage Trust
John O’Connell Architects
Office of Public Works


Directorate of the State Cultural Reserve
Institute of Monument Restoration, Vilnius
JSC, Lithuanian Monuments


Amsterdam Historical Museum
Bureau Rijksbouwmeester
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands
Dutch Castles Foundation
Gelderland Trust for Historic Houses
Gemeentene Museum Den Haag
Het Loo Palace
Menkemaborg Museum
Museum Ons’ Lieve Heer op Solder, Amsterdam
Museum van Loon
Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem
Netherlandish Institute of Art History
Noordeinde Palace
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Royal Palace, Amsterdam
Stichting Koninklijk Paleis
Vereniging Natuurmonumenten
Van Gogh Museum


Auckland University of Technology
Auckland War Memorial Museum
Canterbury Museum
Dunedin Public Art Gallery
The Hartley Conservation Partnership
Hawke’s Bay Museum & Art Gallery
Museum of New Zealand
NZ Historic Places Trust
Petone Settlers Museum
Sarjeant Gallery
Studio of Pacific Architecture
University of Otago
Victoria University of Wellington


Jagellonian University, Krakow
National Museum of Warsaw
The Royal Castle, Warsaw
Wawel Castle, Krakow


Historic House Museum João de Deus
Palacio Nacional da Pena
Palacio Nacional da Sintra
Palacio Nacional da Mafra


Gatchina Palace, St Petersburg
The Grabor Art Conservation Centre
Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Komarov Botanical Institute
Kremlin Museum, Moscow
Moscow State University
Peterhof Museum
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
The State Historical-Cultural Museum
State Institute for Art Studies
State Pavlovsk Palace Museum, St Petersburg


Museo Nacional de Artes
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas
Museo del Prado, Madrid
Patrimonio Nacional


Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm
National Museum of Sweden, Stockholm
Nordiska Museet, Stockholm
The Royal Armoury
Skokloster Castle
The Swedish Royal Collection
Uppsala University


Abegg Foundation, Riggisberg
Historisches Museum, Basel
Swiss National Museum, Château de Prangins
University of Lausanne


Dolmabache Palace, Istanbul
Topkapi Palace Museum


The American Museum in Bath
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Blenheim Palace
The Bowes Museum
Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives
British Museum
Cardiff Castle
Cecil Higgins Art Gallery & Bedford Museum
Christie’s, London
Dumfries House
English Heritage
Fairfax House
Fielden and Mawson Architects
The Garden Museum
Geffrye Museum
Harewood House Trust
Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Historic Royal Palaces
The Holburne Museum, Bath
Humphries Weaving Company
Donald Insall Associates
Lees City Art Galleries and Museums
Manchester City Art Gallery
Martin Ashley Architects
National Museum Wales
Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery
The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery
Purcell Miller Tritton Architects
Richard Griffiths Architects
The National Gallery, London
The National Museum of Scotland
The National Trust for England and Wales
The National Trust for Scotland
Palace of Westminster
The Paul Mellon Centre
Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery
The Royal Collection
The Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Ruskin Collection, York
St Andrew’s University
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The Sir John Soane’s Museum, London
Sotheby’s, London
Southampton University
Tate Gallery
University of Buckingham
University of Cambridge
University College London
University of Glasgow
University of York
Victoria and Albert Museum
Waddesdon Manor
The Wallace Collection
World Monuments Fund
York Museums Trust


The Art Institute of Chicago
Atkin, Olshin Lawson-Bell
Baltimore Museum of Art
Beauport, Sleeper-McGann House
Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University
Biggs Museum of American Art
Biltmore House
Birmingham Museum of Art
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
Christie’s, New York
College of William and Mary
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
Columbia University
Detroit Institute of Arts
Dumbarton House
Fashion Institute of Techonology, New York
Frick Collection, New York
The Friends of Iolani Palace, Honolulu
Gracie Mansion, New York
Harvard University
Hermitage Museum and Gardens
Historic Charleston Foundation
Historic Deerfield
Historic Hudson Valley
Historic New England
Historic Savannah Foundation
J. Paul Getty Museum
The John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art
Library of Congress
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Maryland Historical Society
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Mount Vernon
Museum of Fine Art, Boston
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
National Park Service
National Trust for Historic Preservation
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
North Carolina State Historic Sites
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem
Philadelphia Museum of Art
The Royal Oak Foundation
The Saint Louis Art Museum
Smithsonian Institution
Sotheby’s, New York
Stratford Hall
Telfair Museum of Art, Savannah
Tudor Place
University of California
University of Chicago
University of Miami School of Architecture
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
The White House
Winterthur Museum and Gardens
World Monuments Fund
Yale Center for British Art