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Diplomats, Goldsmiths and Baroque Court Culture: Lord Raby in Berlin and at Wentworth Castle

Friday 3rd August 2012

Friday 3 August 11.00 - Sunday 5 August 17.00,

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Speakers include Patrick Eyres (Wentworth Castle Heritage Trust), Lord Raby's embassies and the creation of Wentworth Castle; Michael Charlesworth (University of Texas), Lord Raby's Prussians: art, architecture and amour; James Lomax (Temple Newsam), Art and politics at Temple Newsam in the 18th century; Philippa Glanville (V&A), Goldsmiths and Diplomats in Baroque Europe; Alfred Hagemann (SPSG Berlin - Brandenburg), The cultural milieu of the Berlin court of Frederick I; Jet Pijzel - Domisse (Gemeentemuseum, The Hague), Ambassadorial plate at the Dutch court of Stadholder William and thereafter; John Culme (independent scholar), The ambassadorial plate of Lord Raby; Christopher Hartop (the Silver Society), German silver in England; Ellenor Alcorn (MMA Museum, New York), Silver and the Early Hanoverians; Jane Furse, Lord Raby's gardens and park at Wentworth Castle.

There will be special tours of Wentworth Castle, a festive Georgian dinner, a special viewing of the cistern at Temple Newsam with supper and a concert of baroque music in the Gallery.