Event No. 9: “Tables – Trees – Titian – All in a Day’s Work for a National Trust Curator”

Date(s) - 6 June, 2019
2:30 pm

Tables – Trees – Titian: All in a Day’s Work for a National Trust Curator: Talk by Dr Kate Bethune”

Join us for a talk by Kate Bethune, one of the National Trust’s South West regional Curators. Kate will be sharing news of the latest projects with which her Dorset properties are involved, including: celebrating the return to Max Gate of a table owned by Thomas Hardy; the conservation and analysis of a painting at Kingston Lacy thought to be by Titian; and plans for Tolpuddle as the National Trust’s tree takes centre-stage in this year’s ‘People’s Landscapes’ National Public Programme.

Kate works as Curator for Kingston Lacy Estate, Purbeck and Studland. She was previously Curator for Dorset. Before joining the National Trust in August 2017, Kate spent six years working in various roles at the V&A, including: Assistant Curator for Furniture, Textiles and Fashion, Senior Researcher for the V&A’s most popular exhibition ‘Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty’; and most recently as Director’s Researcher. Kate holds a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge and specialises in 18th- century polite culture.


St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth DT3 5EW (parking is available at the rear of the Church)
Bus service No.10 from Dorchester stops at the Spa Hotel in Weymouth – a short walk from St Aldhelm’s Church Centre

Cost: Members £3.00 Non-NTSDA members £4.00

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St Aldhelm's Centre
Spa Road

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