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A Brief CV for Curt DiCamillo

Letter "C" from 1640s-50s book on Roman emperors

Mr. DiCamillo is an American architectural historian and a recognized authority on the British country house.  He has written and lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad on the subject and has taught classes on British culture and art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Beacon Hill Seminars.  Curt regularly leads scholarly tours that focus on the architectural and artistic heritage of Britain and its influence around the world.  Since 1999 he has maintained an award-winning database on the web, The DiCamillo Companion to British & Irish Country Houses, that seeks to document every English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish country house ever built, standing or demolished, together with a history of the families who lived in the houses, the architects who designed them, and the history of the collections and gardens. 

 

In recognition of his work, Curt has been presented to the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and The Prince of Wales.  He is a member of The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and is an alumnus of both the Royal Collection Studies program and The Attingham Summer School for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections.  In addition, he is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, is a Fellow of the Massachusetts Historical Society, and a member of the Collections Committee for the Great House at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich.

 

Curt is currently the Curator for Special Collections at the New England Historic Genealogical Society in Boston, the largest genealogical organization in the world.  He served for nine years as Executive Director of The National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA, based in Boston, where he was responsible for raising over $7 million for the Trust (he currently holds the position of Executive Director Emeritus).  Previously he worked for 13 years for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  A native of the Philadelphia area, Curt grew up in Central Florida with his sister, the award-winning children’s book author Kate DiCamillo. 




Curt at the iconic Attingham Park, Shropshire, May 2012. 



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