Planning for Paston Treasures Exhibition begins in North Walsham A group of senior academics recently visited Paston Sixth Form College to prepare for a forthcoming exhibition on the Paston Treasures at the Norwich Castle Museum in 2018.  The three day event, organised by the Yale Center for British Art, involved staff from a number of prestigious institutions including Yale Center for British Art, the National Portrait Gallery, the British Museum, the University of California, the University of Sussex, the UEA, Birkbeck College – London University, the Ashmolean Museum Oxford and the University of Amsterdam.

They were supported by the Head of Norfolk Museums and by Norwich Castle Museum, who will be hosting the Paston Treasures Event in 2018.  In total the group of thirty, visited a number of sites related to the Paston Family.  These included St Margarets Church, the Great Barn in Paston, St Nicholas Parish Church in North Walsham, Sir William Paston’s Tomb and Paston Sixth Form College.  At the College, the visitors spent time looking at a range of pictures in the Nelson Room linked to the Paston family.

The visitors enjoyed their time in North Walsham and the surrounding area.  They were extremely positive about the welcome they received from everyone involved.

Kevin Grieve, Principal, said:-

“It was a great opportunity to meet people who were extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the art and literature related to the Paston family.  I am sure the exhibition will be very successful”.

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