Secrets and Treasures from the National Trust

With more than one million objects at over 200 historic places, the National Trust looks after one of the world’s most significant collections of fine art and heritage objects. There are over 200 separate collections of object types, 144 of which are accredited as museums.

From ancient Greek vases to Samurai armour; carriages to porcelains and silver; from costumes to 400,000 book titles; from huge tapestries to contemporary furniture; the National Trust cares for an amazing treasure chest of history.

Many of the objects were commissioned, acquired and accumulated by past owners over many centuries and they range from artistic masterpieces to precious personal possessions. Dr. Tarnya Cooper will share the stories behind some of these remarkable objects.

Close-up view of the Doll’s House (made c. 1735) in the South Passage at Nostell Priory. The house may have been executed by the young Chippendale. Its design is very elaborate.

Dr. Tarnya Cooper,  Curatorial & Collections Director, the National Trust of England, Wales, and N. Ireland

Dr. Tarnya Cooper is the Curatorial & Collections Director at the National Trust in the UK. She is the former Curatorial Director at the National Portrait Gallery where she led the research project Making Art in Tudor Britain. She has published widely on British Tudor and Jacobean visual art and was the lead editor for Painting in Britain 1500-1630 Production, Influences and Patronage published in 2015. Her book Citizen Portrait was published in 2012 by Yale University Press. Her latest book is 125 Treasures from the Collections of the National Trust, 2021.

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Thursday, September 23 | 1:00 p.m. (EDT)

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