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On this page, you can enjoy a variety of fascinating and informative stories about David Roche, Fermoy House and The David Roche Collection from people who knew David Roche or are connected with the Foundation.

The David Roche Foundation video – Introduction to Fermoy House

For the first time, the introductory video to the Fermoy House tour at The David Roche Foundation House Museum is now available online.

Whether you have visited before or are yet to visit, the video is a wonderful opportunity to view the incredible interiors and surrounds of David’s Fermoy House and galleries – as well as numerous highlights of the permanent collection – from the comfort of your own home, while finding out more about David Roche the man with inaugural director Martyn Cook and current director, Robert Reason. This video was played for our guests between June 2016 and early 2020.

SA Weekender at The David Roche Foundation House Museum

from SAWeekender:

In Melbourne Street, North Adelaide, sits one of the greatest European decorative arts collections in a private institution in Australia. It is set within the sumptuous interiors of David Roche Federation-style home and museum. The collection spans two centuries of art and design — from the early Rococo period in France to the delights of Fabergé in Russia. 

At first glance, you’re struck by the understated elegance of the late David Roche’s Federation home ‘Fermoy House’ and its adjoining museum complex. But there’s nothing understated about the collection inside! Minimalism was a dirty word to this avid collector, with every room showcasing his loves – including his lifelong passion as a dog breeder and experience as an international judge.

The David Roche collection is one of Adelaide’s hidden gems and a must-see attraction.

The video also includes views of our late 2019 exhibition of Russian art, Triumph and Tragedy: Catherine, the Romanovs & Fabergé, which included pieces from David’s collection as well as a number of private and public lenders.

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For tours of the house, visit our Tour Booking page.

 

The David Roche Foundation video – Martyn Cook talks about Fabergé

As part of our late 2019 exhibition Triumph & Tragedy: Catherine, the Romanovs & Fabergé at The David Roche Foundation, we had a special treat for visitors – a short video of our late inaugural Museum Director, Martyn Cook, talking about Fabergé, recorded in early 2019. Although the exhibition has finished, the video will remain up for viewing. In the video, Martyn discusses the Fabergé brand, David Roche’s Fabergé items, and meeting Tatiana Fabergé (a Fabergé expert  as well as a great-granddaughter of Carl Fabergé). We hope you enjoy.

TDRF | Fabergé with Martyn Cook from The David Roche Foundation on Vimeo.

Podcast episode 2 – Martyn Cook talks about David Roche and Russia

This is the second episode of The David Roche Foundation podcast series. Sit back and listen to Martyn Cook, the Director of The David Roche Foundation, and longtime friend and travelling companion of David Roche talk about David’s interest in Russia and Russian art. Martyn discusses what palaces, museums and galleries David and he visited, how David’s Russian Room came about and David’s interest in malachite and architect and designer, Andrei Voronikhin.

 

 

Podcast episode 1 – Martyn Cook talks about David Roche and his clock collecting

This is the first episode of The David Roche Foundation podcast series. Enjoy listening to Martyn Cook talking about David Roche, his clocks and clock collecting. Hear Martyn discuss what it was like working for David, what David looked for when acquiring a clock and the problems David had with his clocks at his Fermoy House residence in North Adelaide.

 

 

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