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PHILIPPA GLANVILLEis a social historian,silver expert, formerkeeper of Metalwork atthe V&A and a NADFASVice President. On page26she takes readers ona fascinating tour ofBelmont House, anelegant neoclassicalproperty in Kent.NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FOREWORDDECORATIVE & FINE ARTS SOCIETIESNADFAS House, 8 Guilford Street,London WC1N 1DATel: 020 7430 0730 Fax: 020 7242 0686Email: enquiries@nadfas.org.uknadfasreview@nadfas.org.ukwww.nadfas.org.ukwww.facebook.com (search 'NADFAS')www.twitter.com/NADFASPatron:Her Royal Highness The Duchess of GloucesterNational Chairman:Gri HarrisonChief Executive:David BellPresident:Christopher Lloyd CVOVice Presidents:Martin Drury; Philippa GlanvilleDesmond Shawe-Taylor; The Rt Hon, Rt RevRichard Chartres DDFSANADFAS REVIEWEditor:Danielle Green (020 7430 0730)Assistant Editor: Laura AdcockArt Director:John Paul YettonArt Editor: Jane Jackson Editorial Director: Glyn Wilmshurst Publisher: Judith Quiney, NADFAS Enterprises (020 7430 0730)Advertising Sales: Judith Quiney (020 7430 0730; jquiney@nadfas.org.uk)Jessica Barr (jbarr@nadfas.org.uk)Design:Touchline PublishingOrigination:DL Repro LtdPrinting: BGP© NADFAS 2011COVER IMAGEHamsey Church, Sussex,1939, John Piper,watercolour, DerbyMuseums and Art GalleryNADFAS Reviewis published quarterly andcirculated to its membership (ABC audited). Theclosing date for editorial for the June 2011 issueis 25 March 2011.The views expressed in NADFAS Revieware notnecessarily those of the Chairman, Trustee Board or theEditor. Every effort has been made to check theaccuracy of the information in NADFAS Review. Howeverneither NADFAS nor NEL can accept responsibility forinaccuracies or omissions. Articles, photographs,drawings etc in NADFAS Reviewmay not be reproducedwithout the written permission of the Chief Executive ofNADFAS. The Association accepts no responsibility forgoods and services advertised in NADFAS Review,whether the advertiser be a member or not.Advertisements are published for convenience ofmembers and members choosing to buy or sell throughthe medium of this magazine do so entirely at their ownrisk. © NADFAS 2011LEGACIES: With your will you can help NADFASfurther in its unique work as the leading ArtsEducational Charity. Remember, donations toNADFAS are tax-efficient, being free ofinheritance tax, and every sum, no matter howsmall, is welcome. For more information contact:David Bell, NADFAS House, 8 Guilford Street,London WC1N 1DA Average Net Circulation Jan-December 2010, 77,453ABC AUDITEDDespite the current economic climate, 2010 was another goodyear for the Association and our year's events ended on a highnote. We were very pleased that our Patron, HRH the Duchessof Gloucester, was able to join the Heritage Volunteers for their specialday in November at the National Portrait Gallery (see page 65). Amongthe speakers on the day, Philippa Glanville, one of our Vice Presidents,spoke about the work of Heritage Volunteers and her links with BelmontHouse in Kent, which she talks about in her article on page 26. Two ofour volunteer teams are active there.I was pleased to learn that a number of members were involved in two other major national projects. Many in Yorkshire gave theirsupport to the events held at York Art Gallery to raise funds for thesuccessful joint Art Fund/National Trust appeal to save Pieter Brueghelthe Younger's The Procession to Calvaryfor Nostell Priory. Othersenthusiastically volunteered to help test the Public CatalogueFoundation's 'Your Paintings' website. I joined in myself, and as a tester it was a great opportunity to look at many of our publicly ownedpaintings. Over the years, NADFAS has had strong links with the Public Catalogue Foundation, which has been cataloguing allpublicly owned works of art in oils, acrylic and tempera, county bycounty, with the help of our volunteers. Their new website is the productof a partnership with the BBC and will enable greater public access tothis wonderful collection. I have been to a number of Society celebrations over the past fewmonths and, as I travel round the country, I am struck by the sheer volume of activity wherever I go. Society programmes are full of lectures, study days, visits and trips; more Societies have theirown websites now and an increasing number run digital presentations before their main lectures.All the time, support for the volunteer arms continues to grow. You can read about some of thethings other Societies get up to in the Society news pages at the back of the Review. All thisreflects well on our Society Chairmen and their committees, and reinforces my conviction of thevalue your subscription provides. From the people I meet it is clear that you have a lot of fun too.Long may it continue! Gri Harrison National ChairmanDR NICHOLASCRANFIELD FSA is aregular arts correspondentfor the Church Times.He explores the manyand varied works ofJohn Piper's (page 36)illustrious career as threegalleries in Kent prepareto exhibit the acclaimedartist's work. JANE COYLEis anaward-winning journalistand the Northern artscorrespondent for the Irish Times,and oftencontributes to artsprogrammes on the BBC.On page 32 she finds outwhy Ulster Museum isproving so popular witharts lovers everywhere.Contributorswww.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2011