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National Trust

National Trust wrongly accused of asset-stripping while government fails to keep its word

The Trust is negotiating endowments with the Treasury for five major country houses in its care

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Books

Books: Portraits of a diverse selection of Scottish country houses

Perthshire’s answer to the Ritz revealed

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Art market

Peer to sell Brueghel from country house

Work offered to National Trust

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National Trust

Fate of historic Scottish houses under severe threat

Concerns over collections as National Trust for Scotland closes three properties

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National Trust

National Trust needs £2m for Kenyan poet’s house

Otherwise the Wandworth house's unique decoration could be lost

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Books

How the Verneys, whose seat, Claydon, is a National Trust treasure, fared in the turbulent 17th century

A true story of love, war and madness

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National Trust

Late Kenyan poet’s extraordinary house offered to National Trust

1815 Wandsworth villa with unique wooden fretwork interior

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Books

A clutch of books, generated by a V&A exhibition, on the use and function of fine and decorative art in the home

Investigations of domestic doings down the ages

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National Trust

National Trust's total cost of saving Tyntesfield may be £50 million

The Trust is applying for a further £20 million grant to set up an endowment

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English Heritage

Serious threats to England’s historic environment, says official report

English Heritage’s first “State of the Nation” report appeals for tax changes to help save country houses

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National Trust

National Trust acquires £5.7 million worth of art for Nostell Priory

Objects sold by former owner

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National Trust

National Trust buys William Morris’s house

Red House, Bexleyheath, to be preserved for the nation

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National Trust

William Morris’s house for the National Trust?

National Trust considers acquiring the Red House, Bexleyheath

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Houghton Hall

Acceptance in lieu deal worth £9.3 million agreed for historic house furniture

Houghton Hall’s William Kent furniture to remain in house but to belong to Victoria & Albert Museum

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Books

Charting Vanbrugh's contribution to the development of the 18th-century garden.

Christopher Ridgway and Robert Williams (eds), Sir John Vanburgh and landscape architecture: art and design in baroque England, 1690-1730

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National Trust

Fiona Reynolds is the new director general of Britain’s leading heritage charity

'I love the passion here'

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National Trust

UK's National Trust to catalogue its books collection with US funding

Around 500,000 volumes are scattered across 150 historic houses

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Museums & Heritage

The rebirth of Florence's Villa Stibbert

Director Cristina Aschengreen-Piacenti has pioneered the project, refusing to allow the residence of a great Anglo-Florentine collector to fade from memory

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Historic houses

Sutton Place, the Surrey estate owned by a succession of America art collectors, has appeared on the market

£25 million is asked for the Tudor manor once called home by John Paul Getty

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Auctions

Mementoes of former glory in Ickworth sale

Sotheby’s were successful; the National Trust furious

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Auctions

The National Trust was not given the option to buy objects from Ickworth House by the Marquess of Bristol

Controversial stately sell-off

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National Trust

The National Trust, the greatest “museum” in the UK celebrates its centenary with an exhibition of paintings from country houses at the National Gallery

A gentle heritage

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National Trust

Ha-Ha: the National Trust goes contemporary with outdoor art

England's stately homes embrace Davey and Goldsworthy

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National Trust

Chastleton goes into National Trust ownership

Jacobean Oxfordshire house purchased for £2 million

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National Trust for Historic Preservation

Rockefeller home given to the U.S. National Trust with princely endowment

Family bequeath home with $46.25 million (£26.4 million) for upkeep

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Conservation & Preservation

The external restoration of Uppark House in West Sussex is virtually complete, two years after the fire which half gutted the building in August 1989

Restoration largest ever attempted by the National Trust

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Historic houses

Famous Art Nouveau villa to be reinstated through bold effort by Saxon town

Collectors and dealers hold back to let Chemnitz buy back part of its history

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Museums & Heritage

In memoriam: the V&A’s role in the study of historic houses

Care of Ham House and Osterley Park to be taken over by the National Trust