Weston Park Foundation 30 years on: Rediscovering a Collection
Modern curating techniques – Conservation, Lighting and Interior Design
On 21st February 2017, TM Lighting, in association with Country Life Magazine and the Weston Park Foundation, hosted an enlightening day at Weston Park, exploring the revitalisation, restoration and presentation of their art collection.
Chaired by John Goodall, Architectural Editor of Country Life Magazine, the day included a lively presentation led by an expert panel including Gareth Williams, Curator and Head of Learning to the Weston Park Foundation, alongside Andrew Molyneux and Harry Triggs Co-Founders and Directors of TM Lighting, and Janie Money, Associate Director of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.
The panel discussed the modern curating techniques utilised to enhance the visitor experience in historic homes, including conservation, lighting, and interior design.
TM Lighting, British designer and maker of a new generation of LED products was commissioned by The Weston Park Foundation to transform the house’s world-class art collection with its pioneering lighting technology. TM Lighting worked with a collaborative team of specialists to carry out the brief from Gareth Williams, Curator & Head of Learning to the Weston Park Foundation to conserve the house and display its contents, in order to significantly enhance the experience for visitors to Weston. Alongside TM Lighting, experts included conservators the Hamilton Kerr Institute and renowned interior design and decoration firm Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler. The project is a remarkable example of how a team of experts in their respective fields can reimagine a historic space, whilst seamlessly integrating cutting-edge technology to benefit visitors to the stately home
The day included a curator-led tour of the exquisite collection at Weston Park. Weston’s collection is in the care of the Trustees of The Weston Park Foundation. The collection boasts works by Holbein the Younger, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Joshua Reynolds and George Stubbs.
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