Longford Castle: Past and present

Friday 13 October, 6–7pm, followed by a drinks reception

Sainsbury Wing Theatre, followed by Conference Room 1

Lord Radnor, Susanna Avery-Quash, and Amelia Smith

Admission free (ticketed)

Join art historian Amelia Smith as she introduces her new book on Longford Castle, its treasures and its collectors, and also Lord Radnor, the castle’s owner, in discussion about his current art collecting.

The evening begins with a short interview between Lord Radnor and Susanna Avery-Quash. Amelia Smith's lecture will follow and the event will end with a drinks reception (in Sainsbury Wing Conference Room 1), where you will have the opportunity to buy a copy of Amelia Smith's book, signed by the author.

About Longford Castle

Longford Castle sits on the banks of the River Avon in Wiltshire, and is home to a world-class collection including works by Holbein, Claude, Poussin, Gainsborough and Reynolds. 

The National Gallery has a long-standing relationship with the Castle, having acquired and enjoyed works of art from its collection over the years. In recent years, visitors have enjoyed guided tours of the Castle, organised by the Gallery.  

Learn more about the history of Longford Castle and the National Gallery.

Image above © Longford Castle