**Sold Out** Wednesday 6th July 2022 | 6pm to 9pm | Holmwood House | 61-63 Netherlee Rd, Glasgow G44 3YU
Join us for an exciting night in the exclusive venue of Holmwood House, one of the most architecturally significant historic villas in Scotland, owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The night will consists of an in person tour of the house and a lecture on historic interiors and wallpapers.
The one hour in person tour will be led by National Trust for Scotland Visitor Service Manager, Ana Sanchez De la Vega, and will be followed by a fascinating talk about historic interiors and wallpapers, by National Trust for Scotland Curator Emma Inglis. Refreshments will be provided.
Located in the Southside of Glasgow, Holmwood House was designed by Scottish architect Alexander “Greek” Thomson, whose profound influence can still be detected everywhere in the city. This masterfully designed family home has impressed visitors for decades with its carefully curated design, and it is widely regarded as the architect’s finest domestic creation.
Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson first designed the villa for paper magnate James Couper and his wife in 1857–8, and the architect’s penchant for Grecian styling and symmetry is found throughout the villa, where the bold opulent decoration echoes the colours seen in ancient Greek temples.
The tour will focus on the relationship between Thomson, Holmwood House and Glasgow, and give you an opportunity to learn about the legacy of his creative genius.
After the tour you will be invited to join NTS Curator Emma Inglis for a talk on historic interiors. The talk will explore two hundred years of wallpapers and major fashions and influences; from the exquisite Chinese papers of the 1720s to the mass produced patterns of the 1920s.
Emma Inglis is a curator for the National Trust for Scotland, and works with multi-disciplinary property teams to deliver interpretation projects, interior redecoration schemes, temporary exhibition programming and creative use of collections. She is involved in the research of collections and interiors, with a particular interest in domestic textiles, eighteenth and nineteenth century social history, and decorative interiors.
Refreshments included in the price
£18 per person, £14 concession
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