Walpole's Treasures and the Russian Arts Symposium 11 Sept at University of Cambridge

Walpole's Treasures and the Russian Arts Symposium 11 Sept at University of Cambridge

Paris Bordon, Venus, Flora, Mars and Cupid (Allegory), 1550s. Oil on canvas, 108x129 cm. State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, from the collection of Sir Robert Walpole, Houghton Hall, 1779.

Walpole’s Treasures and the Russian Arts
Pembroke College, Cambridge, UK
11th September 2013

Registration is now open for the international symposium ‘Walpole’s
Treasures and the Russian Arts’, which will take place on 11 September
2013 at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, UK.

Organised in collaboration with the Cambridge Courtauld Russian Art Centre,
the symposium accompanies the exhibition **Houghton Revisited: Masterpieces
from the State Hermitage at Houghton Hall**, which reassembles for the first
time in 200 years Sir Robert Walpole’s magnificent collection acquired by
Empress Catherine II of Russia in 1778.

The exhibition at Houghton Hall is on view from 17 May to 24 November 2013.
For more information, please see: [http://www.houghtonrevisited.com](http://www.houghtonrevisited.com)

To complement the exhibition, ‘Walpole’s Treasures and the Russian Arts’
will present new research on the many strengths of Walpole’s collection, as
well as on patronage and Anglo-Russian cultural dialogue in the time of
Catherine the Great. Speakers will include:

Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley, University of Cambridge
Professor Paul Joannides, University of Cambridge
Dr Andrew Moore, The Attingham Trust
Dr Thierry Morel, Curator, Houghton Revisited
Dr Tessa Murdoch, Victoria and Albert Museum
Professor Ann Sutherland-Harris, University of Pittsburgh

For further information on the symposium, please consult the Cambridge
Courtauld Russian Art Centre website at [http://ccrac.org.uk](http://ccrac.org.uk)

Please find attached the registration form. The deadline for registration
is 31 August 2013. If you have any further questions, please email
walpolestreasures@gmail.com

Co-convenors:

Dr Rosalind Blakesley
Pembroke College, University of Cambridge
rpg27@cam.ac.uk

Dr Thierry Morel
Curator, Houghton Revisited
thierrymorel@yahoo.co.uk

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