Jane Austen in Chawton

  • Workshops
Event information
Location: Chawton House Library and Jane Austen's House Museum, Chawton, Hampshire, Alton, GU34 1SJ
Start date: 07/07/2017
End date: 07/07/2017
Start time: 10:00
End time: 18:00
Price: Day only: £60; Students / Friends £45. Day + Concert Package: £75; Students / Friends £55
Telephone: 01420 541010

A day of talks and tours, hosted by Chawton House Library and Jane Austen’s House Museum in association with Hampshire Cultural Trust.

The day’s programme will bring into Chawton village the curators and contributors to two international exhibitions being held in the Winchester Discovery Centre and the Weston Library, Oxford, to mark the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death.  It will celebrate the publication of the joint exhibition book, Jane Austen: Novelist in the World (Bodleian Publications, 2017), by offering talks on aspects of Jane Austen’s Chawton life. There will also be an opportunity to take a curator’s tour of the ‘Fickle Fortunes: Jane Austen and Germaine de Staël 1817-2017’ exhibition at Chawton House Library and to look around Jane Austen's House Museum.


Morning, Chawton House Library

Deidre Lynch and Kathryn Sutherland, ‘The style of her familiar correspondence was in all respects the same as that of her novels’, a comparative talk considering Jane Austen as letter and novel writer.

Hilary Davidson, ‘Jane Austen’s Pelisse Coat: shopping for fabrics and making clothes’

Jeanice Brooks, ‘Jane Austen’s Music Making’

Afternoon, Jane Austen's House Museum and Chawton House Library

Sue Dell, ‘The Austen Family Quilt’

Mary Guyatt, ‘Wallpaper and Wedgwood: Objects in Jane Austen’s House Museum’

Gillian Dow, ‘Curator’s Tour of Fickle Fortunes: Jane Austen and Germain de Staël, 1817-2017’



Gillian Dow, Mary Guyatt, Kathryn Sutherland, Louise West


In the evening, there will be a concert at Chawton House Library: Entertaining Miss Austen (David Owen-Norris and Amanda Pitt).





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