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Amelia Smith (History of Art)

Acquisition, Patronage and Display: Contextualising the Art Collections of Longford Castle during the Long Eighteenth Century.

Amelia is researching the collecting and patronage of the Radnor Family at Longford Castle during the long eighteenth century. She is drawing both on the collection itself and previously untapped archival material, largely housed at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre. The National Gallery enjoys a unique relationship with Longford Castle, which has only recently made access to these resources possible. Amelia's project will make a significant contribution to the histories of taste, collecting and the country house in the long eighteenth century.

Supervisor: Dr Kate Retford