Jane Troughton
Associate Researcher



Jane Troughton studied English Literature and Related Literatures specialising in History of Art at the University of York, 1980-83. Thereafter she gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum and Art Gallery Studies at Manchester, before entering the museum profession in 1987. In her capacity first as a curator and then as freelance museum consultant, she has worked with many historic houses. As a soprano, she has sung with choirs and as a soloist throughout her career, devising and performing solo recitals with her chamber ensemble Bellissime, especially in historic and country-house settings. Recent performances have taken place at Lotherton Hall (Leeds), Temple Newsam House (Leeds), Fairfax House (York), and Moggerhanger Hall (Bedford). In 2015 she completed a doctorate at the University of York interrogating the role that music played in some Yorkshire country houses at the end of the eighteenth century. She is currently participating in an AHRC-funded Sound Heritage research project, seeking to make accessible and raise the profile of country-house music collections. This project is being carried out in collaboration with the Yorkshire Country House Partnership (YCHP) and aims to list existing music collections in Yorkshire Houses and make this information available on both the YCHP website and the Sound Heritage websites. Alongside her research and performing interests she is undertaking training in Music Therapy.