Dr Peter Lindfield, The British Muslim Heritage Centre, ‘ancient’-style furniture and a royal bed!

We enjoyed learning about the architectural history of the British Muslim Heritage Centre in Whalley Range. This is an impressive building, set in some beautiful grounds just south of Manchester. A real hidden gem. Read Peter’s article on the building here.

Main Façade of The British Muslim Heritage Centre, Whalley Range, Manchester. © Peter N. Lindfield

Peter is also arranging public lectures and workshops for later this year exploring the remaking of ‘ancient’-style furniture at Chetham’s Library following the publication of his jointly-authored essay with Jonathan Foyle, ‘A Forger’s Folly? The Productions of George Shaw (1810–76) for Chetham’s Library, Mancehster’ in The British Art Journal ​(2020–21). 

We were also delighted to hear that Peter has secured a contract as editor of a volume on the Henry VII and Elizabeth of York marriage bed with Oxbow Books (Oxford). Bringing together analysis of the bed from a range of historical and scientific disciplines, the book will offer the most detailed published analysis of the bed—​the most significant piece of domestic royal furniture to survive the Civil War. The multi-disciplinary volume will show how a range of approaches can be used to interpret a peerless piece of late-medieval furniture for which precious few comparative examples exist.

Great work Peter!

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