December 2017 Object of the Month

December 2017 Object of the Month

Wednesday December 6 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation choose their favourite item or object from the collections. This month Abigail Williams, our Archive Graduate Trainee contributes: ‘Nigel Luckhurst’s photograph of Sylvia Townsend Warner and Peter Pears’ hands clasped illustrates a friendship between the two formed late in their lives, glimpses of which can […]

November 2017 Object of the Month

Monday November 6 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation choose their favourite item or object from the collections. This month Head of Archive and Library Dr Christopher Hilton talks about his personal connection to Britten’s photograph of the composer Frank Bridge. ‘One photograph stands on the bookshelf in Britten’s studio: Frank Bridge peers out […]

October 2017 Object of the Month

Thursday October 12 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation choose their favourite item or object from the collections. This month Charlotte Flight, Front of House and Communications Assistant chooses Tired Horse by Georg Ehrlich as her object of the month. ‘Georg Ehrlich’s Tired Horse sits proudly in the Library and is a favourite of mine and […]

September 2017 Object of the Month

Monday September 4 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation choose their favourite item or object from the collections. This month Collections and Learning Curator, Joe Carr chooses Two Boats and a Lightship embroidery by John Craske as his object of the month. ‘This object is an important piece of local and social history and […]

August 2017 Object of the Month

Friday August 11 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation choose their favourite item or object from the collections. This month Head of Finance Keith Nicholls selects the painting Footballers by Diana Cumming. He says: ‘This large painting was purchased by Peter Pears in 1954 and it was created for the previous year’s “Football and […]

July 2017 Object of the Month

Thursday July 6 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation chooses their favourite item or object from the collections. This month Company Secretary Amanda Arnold selects the Noye’s Fludde display of memorabilia in The Gallery: ‘Around 1966, in my second year at secondary school, I took part in my first major musical event, a staged production […]

June 2017 Object of the Month

Saturday June 17 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation chooses their favourite item or object from the archive. This month features Archivist Judith Ratcliffe who chose a set model for the 1965 production of Britten’s opera for children The Little Sweep, designed by Terence Emery. “This item relates to the stage history of Britten’s […]

English striking longcase clock

May 2017 Object of the Month

Wednesday May 10 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation chooses their favourite item or object from the archive. This month features Conservation Assistant Rachael Welsh: 18th century 8 day English Striking Longcase clock “As the Conservation Assistant it is very difficult to choose just ‘one’ object from the collection as I help look after […]

The Mill, Alderholt (1943) by John Craxton (1922-2009)

April 2017 Object of the Month

Wednesday April 19 2017

Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation chooses their favourite item or object from the archive. This month features Dr Lucy Walker, Director of Public Programming and Learning: The Mill, Alderholt (1943) by John Craxton (1922-2009) There are 13 paintings by John Craxton in the very extensive Red House collection (over all about […]

Britten's concert grand

March 2017 Object of the Month

Thursday March 2 2017

Britten’s concert grand. Every month, a member of staff from the Britten-Pears Foundation chooses their favourite item or object from the archive. This month features IT Manager, Paul Cook: “There are few objects within our extensive collections that can claim as much prestige as the piano situated here on site, in the Library. It’s a […]

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