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Friday, 26 May 2017

FREE Lectures at Powderham

Lectures at Powderham

 There is no charge to attend these lectures at Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle (Daniel Maudlin 2016)

Fri 26 May, 1pm          

 'Design and the Future of Heritage Apps',
James Brocklehurst, Programme Leader, Graphic Communication,
University of Plymouth

Mon 29 May, 1pm             

'Conserving the Robert Adam Interiors at Saltram House',
Louise Ayres, House and Collections Manager,
Saltram House, Devon (National Trust)

Tues 30 May, 1pm          

'Built Heritage as Virtual Reality',
Rob Giles, Team Leader, Faculty of Business Information Technology,
University of Plymouth

Wed 31 May, 


 'The American Interior in the Eighteenth Century',
 Laura C. Keim, Penn Design, University of Pennsylvania


 'Place-Making for the Imagination: Horace Walpole and the Landscape of Strawberry Hill', Dr Marion Harney, University of Bath

Thurs 1 June, 6pm              

  Histories of the Unexpected Live:
'The Material World of Powderham: a castle, a horn, a bookcase and a chair',
James Daybell and Sam Willis, Histories of the Unexpected

Mon 5 June,


  'US Approaches to Cultural Landscapes and Conservation Planning'
   Prof Randall F. Mason, Chair in Historic Preservation, University of Pennsylvania


  'The Restoration of the Belvedere at Powderham'
   Philip Hughes, Philip Hughes Associates Building Conservation

Tues 6 June, 1pm                               

 'Heritage and Historic Buildings',
Richard Hewlings, Senior Properties Historian, Historic England (retired)

Wed 7 June, 1pm              

   'The Georgian Country House',
Richard Hewlings

Thurs 8 June, 1pm              

 'Managing a World Heritage Site in the Twenty-First Century',
Deborah Boden,
Director, Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscapes World Heritage Site

Cornerstone Heritage with Plymouth University


Cornerstone at Powderham Castle

The History department at Plymouth is currently engaged on a two-year project at Powderham Castle, Devon, in partnership with the Historic Preservation program at the University of Pennsylvania. The project has several strands including community projects, field studies - commencing in June 2017 - to investigate the historic fabric and material culture of the castle and surrounding landscape, cataloguing the castle library; producing a database of archived documents relating to the castle and Courtenay family (held in the castle and at local and national archives), and,the development of new  heritage interpretation content and platforms (including digital media).

Powderham Castle and the Courtenays are part of Devon's long history, our  project focuses on the later eighteenth century and the transformation of the castle into a Georgian country house. Both our research activities and outcomes are intended to enrich the understanding of the castle and Powderham estate for the benefit of the local community with local groups, schools and the international members of the Courtenay Society involved.
Archival work is already underway and the first field study is scheduled for June 2017 when a group of staff and students from Plymouth and UPenn will be working at Powderham.
For more information contact Daniel Maudlin or James Daybell.
programme of Cornerstone Lectures at Powderham

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