Wander Thorseby

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Alfrey Thoresby picture storeThe summer of 2013 marks the start of an exciting new collaboration between two Nottingham academics, Dr Ben Bedwell (Computer Sciences) and Dr Gabriele Neher (Art History). Ben and Gaby are embarking on a joint research project, Wander Thoresby.

In this project, the Stonebridge Trust and University of Nottingham are working together to explore new ways to reveal the cultural, industrial and historical heritage of Thoresby Estate in North Nottinghamshire through harnessing new technologies. In particular, the team aims to draw on the GPS and web capabilities of many new mobile phones and tablets, to allow visitors to uncover Thoresby’s hidden treasures, both the (still underexplored) works of Marie- Louise Roosevelt Pierrepont (1889- 1984) and the beauties of the house and estate she lived in, through war time occupation and post- war austerity.

Bedwell and Neher’s collaboration kicks off with an exhibition of Roosevelt Pierrepont’s paintings and water…

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