our coursesWhat to expect
Attingham courses offer a unique opportunity to examine the history, architecture and contents of historic buildings and their gardens and estates in situ.
We strive for academic excellence. Course tutors are drawn from a variety of backgrounds and professional disciplines, including curators, academics, conservators, art market practitioners, historic house managers and house owners. Special access allows close-up study of buildings and collections.
The courses comprise a mixture of lectures, discussions, handling sessions and on-site tuition. Important areas of study also include the management and interpretation of historic properties, both public and private, and engagement with a wide range of issues around presentation and re-presentation.
Course participants repeatedly tell us that they value the inter-disciplinary nature of the programmes and the opportunity for in-depth, intensive study with their international peers. The courses are intended to be as interactive as possible, allowing all participants to have a voice and share their experiences.
Object-focused sessions allow the materiality and making of works of art to be studied, alongside issues of context, provenance and interpretation.