During 2023, the 300th anniversary of Sir Joshua Reynolds’s birth, Knole Stories featured interviews with people who conserved some Reynolds paintings and frames in the Knole collection. In 2024, Knole will celebrate a new theme, ‘Vita Lives’.
Do explore some of our other interview excerpts posted on this website. Our archive dates from the 1880s, recording life in an era long gone. You can search by decades or by using keywords such as ‘childhood’, ‘park’ or ‘estate life’.
If you’d like to listen to any of these interviews in full, you’re invited to search the British Library’s online catalogue, using ‘Knole’ as one of your search keywords. As a result of a 2023 cyber-attack, the BL’s online catalogue may not be fully operational. However, when all the BL online services return to normal, you’ll be able to read each interview’s timed content summary and reserve the recording for playback at the British Library in London.