A talk by Daniel Robbins exploring the life and legacy of the pre-eminent Victorian artist Frederick Leighton and his beautiful Holland Park home.

About the speaker

Since 2000, Daniel Robbins has been Senior Curator, Museums with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, responsible for two of London’s most significant house museums: Leighton House and Sambourne House. Formerly with Glasgow Museums, he has organised many exhibitions and contributed to numerous catalogues and publications around nineteenth-century art, architecture, and design, including the authorship of the companion guide to Leighton House Museum published in 2011. He was responsible for leading the award-winning project to restore the historic interiors of the house completed between 2008 and 2010, and the recent £9.6 million refurbishment of the twentieth-century additions to the original house.