Oh, the lovely connections we make in the world of Woolf. This time, the connection gives us all a behind-the-scenes look at Charleston, the Sussex site known as Bloomsbury in the country.
Alice Purkiss, a curatorial trainee at The Charleston Trust, contacted Blogging Woolf via a Facebook message last week to ask that we help publicize The Charleston Attic. The blog was created by Purkiss and fellow trainee Dorian Knight, who just left the project. His replacement at Charleston is Samantha Wilson.
In existence one year,The Charleston Attic shares the trainees’ research at the former home of Vanessa Bell and her family and includes discussions of Woolf and her works. According to the blog, it “is a record of our work cataloguing, researching and interpreting the Angelica Garnett Gift from the Charleston attic – overlooked by a bust of Virginia Woolf.”
Recent posts of particular interest to Woolfians include:
- Friendship and the Flâneur
- #familyMW – Childhood at Charleston
- Great Men’s Houses
- Vogue, November 1924: ‘Modern English Decoration’
The curatorial trainee project with the Charleston Trust provides for six-month training periods for a dozen trainees over three years.