Victorian Summer School

Posted by Amanda Gustin on November 2, 2011 in learning opportunities |

The Victorian Society in America Summer Schools: Newport, RI, and London, England


July 1 – July 15, 2012

Course leader Ian Cox, Director of the London Art Course at Christie’s Education, and a distinguished roster of scholars and museum experts provide an exhaustive survey of Victorian and Edwardian architecture, interior design and decorative arts, through lectures and in-depth site visits. The course also treats the history of London and issues of preservation and restoration of historic buildings. A highlight of the Summer School is the mid-course tour of Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester led by the former course director, the eminent architectural historian Gavin Stamp.


June 1 – June 10, 2012

Course leader Richard Guy Wilson, the Commonwealth Professor and Chair of Architectural History at the University of Virginia, and a distinguished roster of local experts and scholars provide a comprehensive survey of the 19th century focusing on Newport, the “queen” of American resorts. Through lectures and tours of public and private buildings, they address and de-construct architecture, interiors, landscape, city planning, fine and decorative arts of the second half of the 19th century. The course also addresses issues of “nuanced” restoration
and the preservation of structures.

The program is based at Salve Regina University in Newport. Summer cottages, built at the turn of the 20th century, comprise the campus. Students are housed in Ochre Lodge, designed by Dudley Newton in 1890.


Scholarships are available for current students and life-long learners. Details of this year’s programs and fees will be available by Dec. 1. Application deadline: Mar. 1. Contact Jennifer Carlquist, Victorian Society in America Summer Schools, ph: 612-280-7823, email: vsasummerschools@gmail.com
Website: www.victoriansociety.org


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