History of Decorative Arts
George Mason University in Partnership with Smithsonian Associates

Summer 2016 - Treasure Houses of Scotland: Royal Heritage

Join us June 27 - July 8, 2016 for

Treasure Houses of Scotland: Royal Heritage




 View the course timetable and syllabus.


 Here is what students had to say about the 2015 course:

"This course was an excellent value for the money, and I was able to visit so many sites on my wish list not to mention all that I learned about the decorative arts in Scotland. I hope to keep in touch with the course members too. Well done!"


Royal Collections Curator Dr. Deborah Clark leads the students on a tour of the Palace of Holyroodhouse.               

 "The course was exceptional...I think the most valuable experience was interacting with the museum specialists and scholars that we met along the way. So much work has gone into creating this course!"   

st andrews cupboard

One of Scotland's leading furniture historians, Professor David Jones of St. Andrew's University leads the students in an investigation of a 16th-century cupboard.

"The field study with the University of Glasgow is a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the history and culture of Scotland. I learned so much in two weeks and I will always treasure the experience. I am eternally grateful that I took this course." 


 The class poses in the picturesque Scottish highlands.   


Students enrolled in Treasure Houses of Scotland: Royal Heritage will lodge at Queen Margaret Residences in single rooms with private baths.


The following are some of the sites that will be visited throughout the course of Treasure Houses of Scotland: 

Hollyrood Palace

Stirling Castle

Argyll's Lodging

Falkland Palace

Linlithgow Palace

Glamis Castle

Scone Palace


Hopetoun House

Balmoral Castle

Blair Castle

Edinburgh Castle


Email Melanie Carroll for more information!


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