Past Events

Curator’s tour of the UK Parliament’s Heritage Collections

ECRN Events – Stacey Clapperton

  • 5 April 2024
  • 10:30 – 12:00 pm
  • This event is part of the Paul Mellon Centre’s 2023/24 Early Career Researchers Network activities.
  • Palace of Westminster

Join us for a guided tour of the UK Parliament’s Heritage Collections at the Palace of Westminster, led by Curator Dr Stacey Clapperton. The collections include the Parliamentary Art Collection, the Historic Furniture and Decorative Arts Collection and the Architectural Fabric Collection. The Palace holds over twenty-six thousand objects ranging from the medieval period to the twenty-first century, which help to tell the story of Parliament. On this tour, you will see highlights from the three collections.

With the prospect of what is sure to be a fraught General Election later this year, this tour will be a means of reflecting on art’s relationship with Parliament, politics and nationhood.

Space is limited on this tour and we have ten places available. We have bursaries available to help cover travel within the UK, so please do email ECRN co-convenors Chloe Asker and Rosalind Hayes ([email protected]) after signing up, to arrange this.

All attendees will have to pass through security on entering the Palace of Westminster and are asked to please avoid bringing large, bulky bags. Further details about security will be circulated to attendees closer to the event.

If you have any access requirements, after signing up please send an email with the details to the ECRN co-convenors Chloe Asker and Rosalind Hayes ([email protected]). These will be shared with the curatorial staff at the Palace of Westminster who will ensure that access requirements are met.

About the speaker

  • Stacey Clapperton

    Dr Stacey Clapperton is an art historian and researcher in the field of late nineteenth- and early twentieth- century British art, specialising in artists’ methods and materials. Currently Curator of the Parliamentary Art Collection, she was previously Assistant Curator at Watts Gallery Artists’ Village and co-coordinator of the Paul Mellon Centre’s ECRN.