Friends of Hospitalfield Talk on Gilt Leather Wall Hangings

6:30pm-8:00pm, 15 September 2022

Friends of Hospitalfield Talk on Gilt Leather Wall Hangings with Dr Clare Taylor

Dr Clare Taylor’s research focuses on the historic interior and its decoration and the relationship between consumers, designers, makers and objects. Clare’s forthcoming book project uncovers the role of gilt leather hangings and related objects in the creation of interiors from c.1600 to c.1800. She is conducting the first full investigation of the people, places and objects associated with Gilt Leather Rooms across the British Isles, researching not just archival and museum sources, but extant schemes in buildings including Hospitalfield House.

Clare joined the Open University in 2011, having previously taught Arts modules for the University as an Associate Lecturer, and Contextual & Critical Studies as a Visiting Lecturer at Middlesex & Bucks Universities. Clare has also worked as a Curator of Fine and Decorative Art in museums, art galleries and for English Heritage across England, Scotland and Wales.

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