About

The National Trust looks after places of historic interest and natural beauty in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

This blog celebrates the beauty of the National Trust’s places and collections, uncovering the stories behind the objects in our collections and exploring how those objects relate to each other – and to us.

My role with the National Trust is to co-ordinate the acquisition of works of art and other objects with connections to our historic houses and gardens.

Please do comment on the individual posts, or contact me via email at emile.debruijn@nationaltrust.org.uk, or on Twitter @nttreasurehunt. I don’t feature sponsored posts.

Emile de Bruijn

28 Responses to “About”

  1. Kate Warren Says:

    Emile,

    This is a wonderful idea, and a delight to read. I shall enjoy checking in with it regularly.

    Does the blog have an RSS feed? Would be helpful.

    And I’m tweeting about you in the hopes of sending some traffic your way.

    All the best,

    Kate

  2. Marianne Says:

    Brilliant idea! Keep up the good work.

    Marianne

  3. sammy & glenn Says:

    hi emile,

    thankyou so much for your lovely comment on our blog, that’s very kind. And glad you found us, as now we have discovered your lovely blog too – we shall be reading with interest.

    sammy & glenn
    pachadesign

  4. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Thanks Sammy & Glenn – I hope you don’t mind the epithet ‘post-industrial wabi’ :)

  5. Barbara Says:

    Very excited to find this new blog. Just seems to fit my interests to a T. Thank you for letting us inside…

  6. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Thanks Barbara – yes you even seem to have the same ratio of images to text as my blog :) although you have many more attractive pictures. I like the architectural elements in Alexandria, Virginia – God is in the detail, isn’t he?

  7. Susan Holloway Scott Says:

    Just found this blog quite by accident, and wow, it’s wonderful! So much to study and inspire. I’ve added “Treasure Hunt” to my own blog-roll, and hope it helps you pick up more American readers from the other side of the pond. Thank you for sharing so many beautiful images…

    Susan Holloway Scott
    http://www.twonerdyhistorygirls.com
    http://www.susanhollowayscott.com

  8. imogen88 Says:

    Great to learn what you are collecting and blogging about via Julie from AustenOnly. Enjoying it a great deal.

  9. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Glad you like it. Julie is a great aggregator.

  10. visitinghousesandgardens Says:

    Emile
    Your blog is a total treat and as I travel around visiting houses (about which I’ve started to blog too once the number hit 100 and my memories started to get muddled – http://visitinghousesandgardens.wordpress.com) I constantly come back to you for lots of insight. Really wonderful. Can’t thank you enough for the blog. :)

  11. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Thank you – I like your blog too – lots of useful information about actually visiting places and your impressions of them.

  12. visitinghousesandgardens Says:

    Hello Emile. I was wondering if you might cover something from Wandsworth Road? Their own blog has been silent for months. Thank you very much.

  13. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Thanks for your interest. I will enquire with them if I might feature some images and news about how their project is progressing.

  14. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    The colleagues at 575 Wandsworth Road have just told me that they will be sending me something to feature very soon, so please watch this space!

  15. Andrew Says:

    I saw it in this year’s guidebook, but had not realised that it only opened for public tours a couple of weeks ago! http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/activityandadventure/9909314/National-Trust-homes-Londons-small-historic-houses.html

    Lots of images here – http://interiorarchive.photoshelter.com/gallery/Khadambi-Asalache-London/G0000CjJZT97zjtw/C0000vHAnQY37oUY – and here -http://patrickbaty.co.uk/2011/07/19/575_wandsworth_road/

    Extraordinary.

  16. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Thanks Andrew.

  17. alicelucie Says:

    I’m so excited to have stumbled upon your blog and am looking forward to taking a look around :)

  18. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Let me know what you think :)

  19. Elizabeth Bethune Says:

    Hello just found your great blog and as a member of the National Trust for over 30 years, still love finding out new information that brings the past to life.

    I love the detail you describe so have tweeted you too.Once again thank you for sharing the fabulous work of the National Trust.

    Elizabeth :-)

  20. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Thanks very much for your kind comment Elizabeth – it is comments from readers (and members) like you that spur me on :) I like your recent blog post about Chinese embroidery, too.

  21. Elizabeth Bethune Says:

    Hello Emile

    You are most welcome. Thank you about my blog. I loved the Chinese embroidery exhibition, although taking pictures through glass is an art I haven’t quite grasped… yet!

    The detail and craftsmanship on the textiles is amazing well worth a visit to Leeds.

    Have a good day

    Elizabeth

  22. liromad Says:

    I have just come across the info in this blog in a hunt to find a picture of the leather wallpaper at Kingston Lacy that I could include in my learning log for my Open College of the Arts textiles course – and I was successful. I have included the link to the blog in my log so thank you for having this information so well collated and easy to find!

  23. Emile de Bruijn Says:

    Wonderful to see how you are mixing natural and man-made textures in your blog.

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