Waddesdon Manor

Remembering Jacob Rothschild, banker, collector, philanthropist, and a towering figure in the British art world

A scion of the famous banking dynasty, he led the National Gallery, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Waddesdon Manor

Waddesdon Manor’s elephant swings its trunk once more

Restored to its former glory, the 200kg automaton is now on show at the Buckingham mansion

Gustave Moreau’s 34 surviving Fables watercolours get a very rare outing

The 19th-century French symbolist's works will go on show at Waddesdon Manor before travelling to Paris

From the archive | Jacob Rothschild retires from banking in a flurry of art projects

The Waddesdon Treasury opens at the Buckinghamshire family mansion managed and financed since 1988 by Rothschild—a man who has been an eminence grise of the British art world for the past 30 years

Hail, Caesar, as Rome’s first 12 emperors return

Metropolitan Museum of Art reassembles 16th-century silver table ornaments for first time in two centuries

From the archive | Getty and Rothschild team up for fellowship supporting 'innovative scholarship'

Art historians and conservators will study at the Getty in Los Angeles and Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire

The Rothschild collection that got away

The British Museum reopens the Waddesdon Bequest Wunderkammer, funded by Lord Rothschild

From the archive | Waddesdon, Museum of the Year and the exemplar of a Rothschild house

Jacob Rothschild, the banker and former head of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, always took a deeply personal interest in the last of the great Rothschild houses