Furnishing the Tower House

Furnishing the Tower House

Michael Pearce talks to us about nobles, lairds, merchants and craftsmen

Venue: St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, 13 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PA
Time: 6.30pm
Cost: £5.00 (£2.50 Students)

Dr Michael Pearce worked with Historic Environment Scotland advising on interiors and decoration. For his PhD he researched room use and furnishings in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Scotland. His archival discoveries have revealed that tower house furnishings included a mixture of imported and locally made pieces deployed according to long-standing ideas of status and hospitality.  Michael is now immersed in the archive, writing for heritage interpretation projects.

Non-members most welcome.

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