Histories & meanings: a study of the Doddington Hall tapestries

Warriner-Wood, Leah (2016) Histories & meanings: a study of the Doddington Hall tapestries. In: Doddington and the Delavals: Study Day sponsored by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art as part of the research project, ‘Art in the British Country House: Collecting and Display’, 12 October 2016, Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire.

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In the early 1760s, landowner Sir John Hussey Delaval began a major programme of renovation at Doddington Hall on the outskirts of Lincoln. As part of this, three sets of antique Flemish tapestries were hung in the Hall’s primary bedchambers. Aside from one set which was sold, these remained in situ until they were removed for conservation between 2010 and 2014. This work-in-progress presentation introduces the original research being undertaken by the author into the tapestries. The research project will aim to contextualise the tapestries within narratives of collecting, consumption, display and identity, and in doing so, contribute to mediation by heritage stakeholders of the tapestries’ histories and meanings.

Keywords:heritage, heritage conservation, Tapestries, Tapestry, Material culture, Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General), Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire, lincolnshire history, Consumption, Country houses
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W160 Fine Art Conservation
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
ID Code:26951
Deposited On:12 Apr 2017 14:20

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