Castles and Country Houses of the North East
Lecture | National Museum of the Royal Navy
Saturday 7 October 2017 - 10:30 until 12:30
This lecture will be given by Dr. Richard Pears, FRSA, who is an academic librarian at Durham University and President of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
He will examine the evolution of the region’s great houses from 1100 to 1900, emphasising how new aesthetic ideas developed as their military role declined and how the houses became repositories of art from Britain, Europe and the expanding Empire.
The event ends at lunch-time but guests may wish to take the opportunity to visit the Hartlepool Museum (free) or the Museum of the Royal Navy (entrance charge).
This event has been organised by the Durham and Cleveland Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.