The Historic Houses Attingham Trust Scholarship
Sending staff, volunteers, owners, and next gens at member places on one of the most highly regarded courses in country house studies in the world
Historic Houses is delighted to be able to offer the Historic House Attingham Trust Scholarship. This fully funded scholarship enables someone from one of our house members to attend the annual Attingham Summer School – recognised as one of the most highly regarded courses in country house studies in the world.
The Attingham Summer School aims to explore the study of historic houses, their collections and their settings, and to stimulate the development of new thinking about conservation and presentation. The Summer School is aimed primarily at professionals such as curators, conservators, librarians and archivists.
Applications are open to people working or living at an Historic Houses house who already have a grounding in some aspect of country house scholarship.
2024 Attingham Scholarship Application Details
We are delighted that in 2024 Historic Houses will sponsor another place on the prestigious Attingham Trust Summer School.
The Summer School is a residential course taking place between 29 June and 14 July 2024. Applicants must already have a grounding in some aspect of country house scholarship, and must be prepared to make a full and energetic contribution to the course.
We welcome expressions of interest from anyone living or working at one of our members’ houses, although we would ask applicants to note that preference will be given to applicants from member houses which facilitate public access. The Summer School is aimed primarily at professionals such as curators, conservators, librarians and archivists. Equally it would be perfectly possible for the Historic Houses scholarship to be taken up by a knowledgeable owner or Next Generation applicant. To apply, please complete this online application form by midnight on Sunday 17 December 2023. We will then make a selection, and ensure that the candidate is approved by the Attingham Trust selection panel. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by March 2024
2024 Historic Houses Attingham Trust Scholarship Application Form
Most historic houses were built – at least in part – before the industrial era. Their construction by hand was a labour of love, man power and money. Big houses were a statement of power and status above all else,...
Kate Walter, curator at Arundells, was 2023's Historic Houses Attingham Scholar. She shared her reflections on this year's Attingham Summer School below.