Marking Time over the Centuries as seen in National Trust Properties
Lecture | Salisbury Museum
Wednesday 8 February 2017 - 14:30 until 16:30
Jonathan Betts is a Curator Emeritus at Royal Museums Greenwich following 35 years as Head of the Horology Department based at the Royal Observatory. He also acts as a Horological Advisor to the National Trust. His talk will focus on the extraordinarily varied historic houses owned by the National Trust which contain an equally varied and representative group of horological artefacts. From the humble alarm clocks used by the servants to wake up in the early mornings to the grand long case clocks in the state rooms, from personal watches worn by famous figures of the past to the large turret clocks in stable blocks, the Trust’s clocks and watches form a complete range of examples, ideal to illustrate the history of time keeping in England from the late middle ages to the 20th Century.
This event has been organised by the Wiltshire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.