Watercolour World

Posted: January 06th 2022

by Katherine Hardwick

Over the summer, Holkham Hall was invited to collaborate on a project called the Watercolour World, his saw the digitisation of over 300 works of art from Holkham’s collections, as Katherine Hardwick explains in our latest blog post.

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Thomas Coke, the Grand Tour, and his library

Posted: November 21st 2021

by Laura Nuvoloni, Curator of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books

In our latest blog, Laura Nuvoloni, Curator of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books, shares stories and artworks of Thomas Coke, the first Earl of Leicester and builder of the Hall, and the story of his Grand Tour (1712-1718).

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A Tribute to Sam Mortlock [1924 to 2021] from the Holkham Library

Posted: November 19th 2021

by Dr. Mac Graham, Librarian and Historian

A tribute to Sam Mortlock, who was the librarian here at Holkham, written by our current librarian and historian Dr. Mac Graham.

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Collecting Charles James Fox

Posted: September 13th 2021

by Katherine Hardwick

On the 13th September 1806, the great Whig statesman Charles James Fox passed away. He had been a close friend and political ally of Thomas William Coke who collected a number of depictions of his dear friend.

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Conserving our Masterpieces - The Gainsborough Painting

Posted: May 16th 2021

by Katherine Hardwick

One of our most important paintings at Holkham is this work by Gainsborough, depicting Thomas William Coke ‘of Norfolk’ in his sporting best. Sadly, this work has had historic problems with flaking paint. Find out how expert conservators, ably assisted by the hall team, have undertaken the intricate work needed to conserve this incredible painting.

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St George and the Dragon

Posted: April 23rd 2021

by Katherine Hardwick, Collections Coordinator

To celebrate St George’s Day, Collections Coordinator Katherine Hardwick explores the history of the fountain, and why it might not depict St George and the Dragon at all….

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Dantedì! A Celebration of the life and work of the Father of the Italian Language

Posted: March 25th 2021

by Mac Graham

To celebrate Dante Day, find out about some incredible Dante manuscripts in Holkham’s collection and how important it is for us to send them on loan.

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Bath Tap..estries

Posted: March 09th 2021

by Katherine Hardwick, Collections Coordinator

So, you’ve heard of carpets in the bathroom, but what about tapestries? Learn more about Holkham’s opulent bathroom and the remarkable 18th century tapestries which decorate its walls.

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