Events The On-going Appraisal of Castletown

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30.01.2019, 18:30 P.M.


Christopher Moore, former Chairman of the Castletown Foundation, will provide our second Autumn Lecture. This will focus on the ongoing appraisal and understanding of Castletown - as a symbol of Irish 18th century nationalism, as an architectural ensemble and as a museum. It will also deal with the dramas and developments that have accompanied the slow resuscitation of this great Irish symbol of hope.

After studying History of Art in Trinity College Dublin, Christopher was curator of Castletown 1983-6 and then Assistant Historic Buildings Representative in Northern Ireland, 1987-89. From 1990 to 2013, he worked as a specialist decorator, mainly on historic building projects in Ireland and the UK, attempting to replicate traditional finishes and to create atmospheric restorations. From 2000, he joined the board of the Castletown Foundation, where he was particularly concerned with the conservation of the contents and interiors, and from 2013-2018 he was Chairman of the Foundation. He also served a term as a board member of the Irish Georgian Foundation. He currently lives in Oxfordshire and Kilkenny.

Our lecture will be held at Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street W.1. Doors open at 6.30pm, with wine served on the first floor. The lecture starts at 7.00pm and will last approximately one hour, with a further 20 minutes for questions. The lecture per person costs £17 members, £12 YIG members, or £20 non-members.

For further information, please contact the event organiser:

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