You can discover as from today in situ the Hispanic history of Tyntesfield, the spectacular National Trust property near Bristol through the exhibition ‘From Madrid to Tyntesfield: A story of love, loss and legacy“ that tells the story of William Gibb’s fortune in the global Hispanic world. Drawing from our network’s last year pilot experience, this initiative is the result of the hard work and exquisite attention to detail of our fellow member Susan Hayward, curator of the National Trust for Bristol and Tyntesfield and her team of committed assistants, most of them volunteers.
The launch of the exhibition marked the 229 anniversary of the birthday of William Gibbs who was born in Madrid on 22 May 1790 at the heart of a family that operated within the vibrant Hispanic-Anglosphere of the time.
There will be ongoing displays within the house, seasonal events, new dishes on the menu and an autumn enlarged exhibition planned to last for at least two years and with a view to be periodically updated with new findings from our own research.
So make time to visit Tyntesfield and follow this site for further developments!
Photos and text: Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, Principal Investigator of ‘The Hispanic-Anglosphere: transnational networks, global communities (late 18th-20th centuries)’ international research network funded by the AHRC and the University of Winchester in partnership with the National Trust Tyntesfield.