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The Dame Rosalind Savill Endowment for 18th-Century French Decorative Arts

Vase ‘à tête d’éléphant’, Sèvres, France, 1756-7 (detail)
Vase ‘à tête d’éléphant’, Sèvres, France, 1756-7 (detail)

Dame Rosalind Savill, Director of the Wallace Collection since 1992, retired in October 2011.

Dame Rosalind is especially passionate about the French decorative arts, one of the most internationally-renowned areas of excellence in the Wallace Collection. These she has championed not just though her three-volume publication The Wallace Collection: Catalogue of Sèvres Porcelain (1988) but also, from 1994-2010, in her refurbishment of twelve rooms for the arts of France on the ground and first floors of Hertford House.

The Trustees of the Wallace Collection have decided to celebrate this dedication with an endowment fund in Dame Rosalind Savill’s honour, to ensure that curatorial expertise and scholarship in this area remain at the forefront of life at the Wallace Collection in the future. The Dame Rosalind Savill Endowment for 18th-century French Decorative Arts will support a Curator specialising in 18th-century French furniture, porcelain or goldsmiths’ work.

To contribute to this appeal please download a donation form.

This appeal is being run by the Hertford House Trust (Charity Number: 1109802). The Hertford House Trust is an independent charitable trust set up to advance the education of the public in the appreciation of the Fine and Decorative Arts by providing for the enhancement of Hertford House and the Wallace Collection.

Posted by admin
13 September 2011

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