"Capability Brown: perception and response in a global context" An ICOMOS-UK Conference

09 September - 11 September 2016
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Capability Brown changed the face of 18th-century England. Yet he left no written explanation of his work. Much must be inferred from his surviving landscapes and by seeing his work in the wider context of the naturalistic style that developed in Europe and further afield.

This major international conference, organised by the Cultural Landscapes and Historic Gardens Committee of ICOMOS-UK (International Council on Monuments and Sites UK) in collaboration with the University of Bath, will be one of the key platforms in the Capability Brown Tercentenary year for highlighting new and recent research on Brown and international landscape and garden design.

Over a three-day conference in the historic city of Bath (one of the UK’s World Heritage Sites) world-renowned researchers and practitioners will present Brown’s work in a global context and explore the ways in which it has been interpreted over the last 250 years. The conference will also include site visits to see major Brown landscapes at first hand. 

Supported by Historic England and with partners including the Garden History Society and the National Trust, this conference will be one of the highlights of the first-ever national Capability Brown Festival, providing an international dimension to complement the UK’s national festival of events, openings, exhibitions and publications.

Full details and booking information available via the ICOMOS-UK website or via email admin@icomos-uk.org 

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Further Details

  • Event type:  Conference
  • Cost:  £275 for members £340 for members (includes one year's membership to ICOMOS-UK)
  • Location:  University of Bath
  • Opening times: 

    Friday 9th September

    • 10:00 am - 6:30 pm

    Saturday 10th September

    • 9:30 am - 6:00 pm 

    Sunday 11th September

    • 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 
  • Accessibility Details:  Please contact the organiser
  • Telephone:  0207 566 0031
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