Lecture: Saltram, People, Place, Design

Lecture: Saltram, People, Place, Design

Zoë Shearman is Property Curator of the National Trust’s Saltram. Her role focuses on the significance, research, conservation and interpretation of the collections and house, garden and parkland.

Saltram is one of Britain’s best preserved early Georgian houses at the heart of an 18th century designed landscape in a commanding position overlooking the Laira estuary and Plymouth.

The Parker family remodelled the earlier house as a fashionable Palladian mansion. They engaged local and international artists, architects, designers and craftspeople of the highest calibre. They commissioned some of Robert Adam’s finest rooms whose furnishings are an integral part of the mansion interior; acquired wallpapers and collections from China and Japan, and amassed an outstanding British and European painting collection with many works by Reynolds and Kauffman.

Zoë will give a slide lecture on Saltram’s global collections in a local setting and its complete designed landscape, touching on its earlier histories and living collections of plants in the garden.