Looking Ahead: The Future of the Country House
Conference papers from the Attingham Trust’s 60th Anniversary Conference at the Royal Geographical Society, London, 12th and 13th October 2012.
Papers are available to download here.
Country House and Collections: an Anthology
This Anthology was compiled and edited by Dr Geoffrey Beard, Director of the Attingham Summer School from1987-1995, and a former President of the Trust. The book was produced in 2002 as part of the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Summer School’s foundation in July 1952. It is based on extracts from the published writings of Attingham alumni from all over the world, and covers a wide range of subjects under the headings, architecture and interior design, fine arts and decorative arts. The illustrations are also by various alumni.
Attingham: Fifty Eventful Years
This book, published in 2002, is a sequel to ‘Attingham: The First Forty Years’ produced ten years earlier. As the Anthology above, both were written by Dr Geoffrey Beard. This edition gives a summary of the history of the Attingham Trust and the three summer courses, with a fuller account of the years 1992-2001, complete with a list of the alumni attending during this period.
Opening Doors: Learning in the Historic Environment
In 2004 the Attingham Trust issued its report ‘Opening Doors: Learning in the Historic Environment’, edited by Giles Waterfield. The result of three years’ research and consultation, the report studies educational provision in a wide range of historic buildings and sites across the British Isles and the Irish Republic, with numerous case studies of current best practice. It makes numerous recommendations to Government and to other bodies for improvements in an active but fragmented and heavily under-resourced field.