MA Research Skills Seminar – Yorkshire Country House Partnership (2019)
The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building, University of York, 4 February 2019
On Thursday 4 February 2019, four curators from members of the Yorkshire Country House Partnership (YCHP) gave a careers talk to MA students as part of the Department of History of Art's MA series of Research Skills seminars. The speakers were: Matthew Constantine (National Trust); Eleanor Matthews (English Heritage); Dr Christopher Ridgway (Castle Howard and Chair, YCHP); and Philippa Wood (Burton Constable Hall). The seminar was organised by Dr Nicola Sinclair (University of York), who gave the welcome and chaired the presentations. Professor Michael White (University of York) chaired the Q&A session.
Together, the curators gave a broad overview of working in the heritage sector and provided insight into the similarities and contrasts of working with the collections of privately-owned houses and with two of the largest heritage organisations in the UK, English Heritage and the National Trust. After each giving a presentation about the background to the collections they work with, they offered careers advice to students and answered many questions from the floor.
Main image: Presentation at the MA research skills seminar given by invited speakers from the Yorkshire Country House Partnership. Photo: M Coughlan/YAHCs