The Museum of London is hosting a two-day conference about carriages as status symbols on 12 and 13 November this year. The conference is organised in conjunction with Dr Rudolf Wackernagel who has widely published on the history of carriages and will be one of the key speakers.
The conference brings together experts from around Europe and the USA who will explore different aspects of the coachbuilding trade in London and examine particular coaches made in Britain and Ireland from the 17th to the 19th century. The social history of carriages will be discussed as well as French and British influences on British carriage design.
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