Duff House Study Days

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Duff House
AB45 3SX

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After the success of previous events, Duff House Study Days returns for its fourth year.

The theme for this year’s Study Days is ‘Landscapes’. The Study Days will look at Duff House and its landscape setting, and how it is shown and shaped through art, travel and landscape design.

The Study Days explore a wide-ranging chronology of views on landscape: From the 2nd Earl’s desire to keep idle people and cattle from walking through his grounds, to artistic and poetic accounts of the picturesque beauties of Banff, and, finally, contemporary interpretations of the landscape and ‘walking-as-art’. The conference also raises questions about the implications of climate change for historic, designed landscapes.

The Study Days will bring together a number of experts to discuss landscapes within the collections at Duff House and its grounds. The collections include important works of art from National Galleries of Scotland, as well as the Dunimarle Collection, on long-term loan from The Mrs Magdalene Sharpe Erskine Trust and on public display at Duff House since 1995. The grounds are an important example of a designed landscape largely laid out in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.


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