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Curator's Blog

The curators of Castle Howard continue to uncover its rich history within the house, garden and landscape. Keep up to date with the advancements by following this monthly blog written by the in-house team.

By Curator Blogger // Thu 12 Oct 2023
curator, john carr, stable block
To celebrate the tricentenary of his birth, our Curators have been looking at the architect John Carr of York, and his work here at Castle Howard, our stately Stable Block!...

By Curator Blogger // Thu 31 Aug 2023
curator, grand tour, 9th earl
Across the month of August, when many of you may be on your own holidays, we are exploring some of the travels enjoyed by previous generations of the Howard family. This week ...

By Curator Blogger // Wed 23 Aug 2023
curator, grand tour, 7th Earl
Across the month of August, when many of you may be on your own holidays, we are exploring some of the travels enjoyed by previous generations of the Howard family. This week ...

By Curator Blogger // Thu 17 Aug 2023
curator, grand tour, lady isabella
Across the month of August, when many of you may be on your own holidays, we are exploring some of the travels enjoyed by previous generations of the Howard family. This week ...

By Curator Blogger // Thu 10 Aug 2023
curator, grand tour, ancient world
Across the month of August, when many of you may be on your own holidays, we are exploring some of the holidays enjoyed by previous generations of the Howard family. This week...

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By Dr Chris Ridgway // Fri 7 Jul 2023
Curatorial, Painter, History, Anniversary, Estate
2023 is the 300th anniversary of the birth of England’s most famous portrait painter, Sir Joshua Reynolds. At Castle Howard Reynolds holds a very special place having painted ...

By Curator Blogger // Tue 21 Feb 2023
Curatorial, Furniture, John Linnell
Students Emily Main (University of Leeds, UK) and Talia Perry (Bard Graduate Center, New York, USA), deep dive into a beautiful suite of furniture in the Castle Howard Bedroom...

By Curator Blogger // Wed 25 May 2022
Curatorial, Platinum Jubilee, Celebrations, Exhibition.
University of York Student, Holly Hammond discusses her experience with supporting the Curatorial Team at Castle Howard in creating this royal exhibtion. ...

By Eleanor Brooke-Peat // Wed 16 Mar 2022
Cleaning, Curatorial, History
Deep cleaning the House after Christmas is a mammoth task for the House team before it reopens on the 2nd April....