The National Trust’s curators have been steadily working to increase the number of up-to-date online collections guides, covering those historic houses that have particularly rich holdings of pictures, sculpture, or other collections.
Previously the guides were available via the web pages of the individual historic houses on the national Trust’s website, but now they can be consulted on one dedicated web page.
The guides currently cover the Arlington Court carriage museum, the historic lighting at The Argory, the pictures at Blickling Hall, the pictures and sculpture at Cragside, the pictures in the Green closet at Ham House, the pictures at Kingston Lacy, the catalogue of the exhibition George Bernard Shaw, Man and Cameraman, the pictures and sculpture at Sizergh Castle and the pictures and sculpture at Stourhead.
The choice of illustrations to this post has been inspired by a perusal of the guide to the pictures of Kingston Lacy, that amazing treasure house in Dorset. The collections guides web page also provides a link to the bibliography of publications about National Trust properties and collections, the subject of a previous post.