MA Studentship with Castle Howard and the Furniture History Society (2020-21)

MA Studentship Award with Castle Howard and the Furniture History Society


Awarded to: Benjamin Elliott

The Department of History of Art in partnership with Castle Howard and the Furniture History Society, funded by the Foyle Foundation.

The placement took place at Castle Howard, in partnership with the Furniture History Society's online database BIFMO (British & Irish Furniture Makers Online).  it involved working collaboratively with the awardee of a similar studentship from the Bard Graduate Center, New York.  

Read Ben's article about his experience.

An old man and his son look at a painting in the Long Gallery, Castle Howard

John Jackson, Conversation piece in the sunlit Long Gallery, where the ageing Lord Carlisle contemplates, in the company of his youngest son, Henry Howard, an unidentified painting on an easel, c. 1810; oil on canvas. Photo: courtesy of and © Castle Howard.

Ben was also awarded a Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars studentship for 2020-21.

Main image: External view of the long gallery at Castle Howard. Photo: M. Coughlan/YAHCs.

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