Study Day

Study Day

12 Sep 2021

The Marquesses of Bute: Patrons of Opulence

An Area Study Day on Zoom with Matthew Williams 

Monday 22nd November 2021

Fee: £12.50 per device

The Marquesses of Bute are an ancient Scots family, whose traditional desire for privacy has made their legacy one of the great secrets of Britain’s heritage. Their ‘stately homes’ in Scotland, England and Wales include Cardiff Castle, Mount Stuart, as well as Dumfries House, the Scottish base of HRH The Prince of Wales.

The Butes made a vast fortune from the Victorian coal industry, but chose to spend it on the restoration and re-building of their inheritance, creating some of the most spectacular and sometimes quirky interiors of the C19th.

During the three lectures that make up this study day, Matthew, recently retired Curator of Cardiff Castle, will introduce the Bute family and take us through three centuries of artistic patronage and the architects and craftsmen who delight and amuse.

Registration From 10.10

Lecture 1           10.30 – 11.30

Lecture 2           11.50 – 12.50

Lunch Break

Lecture 3           1.30 – 2.30

For more information and to book a place please contact Megan Bashir       Tel: 01277 374 314


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