Christopher Ridgway

Curator at Castle Howard.
United Kingdom
Has a PhD from the University of York, and has been Curator at Castle Howard in England since 1985. He has lectured and published widely on the history of the house, its collections and landscape, as well as on wider heritage issues. He is chair of the Yorkshire Country House Partnership, a research collaboration between the University of York and the a number of houses open to the public in the region.

Christopher has sat on the board of the National Trust for Scotland, the Burton Constable Foundation, and been a council member for the Attingham Trust, and the Institute for Historical Research. He is currently Adjunct Professor at Maynooth University in the Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates, a board member of the Irish Heritage Trust, and in 2019 he was awarded a lifetime achievement award by the UK Heritage Awards. His most recent publication, co-edited with Terence Dooley, is Country House Collections: Their Lives and After Lives (2021).