LOST TREASURES OF STRAWBERRY HILL
STRAWBERRY HILL HOUSE
★★★★★ - Evening Standard
‘unmissable’ - Financial Times
Lost Treasures was a once in a lifetime exhibition showcasing masterpieces and curiosities from the collection of Horace Walpole.
Walpole’s art collection is considered one of the most important of the 18th century. Strawberry Hill was built by Walpole to house his collection and is itself recognised as Britain’s finest example of Georgian Gothic revival architecture. This exhibition was the first time since the collection was sold and dispersed in 1842 that some 150 artworks could be viewed together in their original positions.
Beam worked closely with historians and curators to create a lighting scheme that highlighted each art object as well as the historical features of Strawberry Hill House. Beam designed bespoke light fittings and creative solutions to overcome the unique technical challenges and conservation requirements of working in a venue of great historical significance.