The ‘Visions of the North’ Conference venue is Compton Verney Museum: a collaborative partner of visual arts and art history research in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities Coventry University, UK for collections-based, historical and interdisciplinary research projects.
Compton Verney is an independent national art gallery and museum located nine miles from Stratford-upon-Avon. Established in 1993, Compton Verney is an internationally-recognized venue for exhibitions and events situated in an extensive eighteenth-century landscape park designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. As a major venue for some of the most important art exhibitions in the Warwickshire and the West Midlands region, Compton Verney also works collaboratively with national museums and galleries throughout the UK and internationally.
Compton Verney House Trust is indebted to the vision and generosity of the Peter Moores Foundation (1964-2014), which funded the conversion of the derelict Georgian mansion into a state of the art gallery and museum. Find more information about Compton Verney here.
Compton Verney is home to six significant collections of national and international art which include:
- Northern European, (1450-1650): the focus for the’ Visions of the North’ Conference.
- Naples during the ‘Golden Age’ of Baroque Art (1600-1800).
- The British Portraits collection.
- Chinese collection, between the Neolithic Period (approx 4500-2000 BC) and Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644)
- British Folk Art
- Marx-Lambert collection
Compton Verney and Visual Arts and Art History Research (Coventry University) offer opportunities for PhD internships to be held at Compton Verney for periods of up to six weeks: for more information contact Andrea Hannon: firstname.lastname@example.org and Professor Juliet Simpson: email@example.com
Getting to Compton Verney
Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ
Compton Verney Website
Compton Verney is situated 9 miles east from Stratford-upon-Avon on the B4086 between Wellesbourne and Kineton, and is 6 miles drives from the M40, Junction 12, follow the brown signs.
From Warwick – 15 minutes http://bit.ly/1U6FEBu
From Leamington Spa – 25 minutes http://bit.ly/1QwXNGk
From Stratford-upon-Avon – 25 minutes http://bit.ly/1W2FnyA
From Wellesbourne – 6 minutes http://bit.ly/1La2K93
For those travelling from Leamington Spa/ Warwick/ Other surrounding locations travelling via Taxi to Compton Verney is a maximum of 25 minutes traffic and location dependant.
Leamington Spa – Leamington Spa Taxis – 01926 888118 Easy Cabs – 01926 425959 Sapphire Taxis – 01926 881 313
Warwick – A-line Taxi – 01926 842847 Warwick Taxis – 01926 499966 Castle Cars of Warwick – 01926 494989
Stratford-upon-Avon – 007 Stratford Taxis – 01789 414007 – Argent Taxis – 01789 294436
Parking – Parking is free for visitors to Compton Verney
Public Transport Links
The nearest stations to Compton Verney are Leamington Spa, Stratford-upon-Avon, or Banbury. Approximately a 20- 25 minute taxi ride from each. Chiltern Railways offers a fast, efficient service from London and Birmingham, which stops at all three of these stations.
You can also find trains here: