Mr. DiCamillo is an American architectural historian
and a recognized authority on the British country
He has written and lectured extensively in the U.S.
and abroad on the subject and has taught classes on
British culture and art at the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts,
Curt regularly leads scholarly tours that focus on
the architectural and artistic
heritage of Britain and its influence around the
Since 1999 he has maintained an award-winning
database on the web, The DiCamillo Companion to
British & Irish Country Houses, that seeks to
document every English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish
country house ever built, standing or demolished,
together with a history of the families who lived in
the houses, the architects who designed them, and
the history of the collections and gardens.
In recognition of his work, Curt has been presented
to the late Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and The
Prince of Wales.
He is a member of The Society of
Architectural Historians of Great Britain and is an
alumnus of both the Royal Collection Studies program
and The Attingham Summer School for the Study of
Historic Houses and Collections.
In addition, he is a Fellow of the Royal
Society of Arts, is listed in
Who in America,
Who in the World, is a Fellow of the
Massachusetts Historical Society, a trustee of
Boston’s Nichols House Museum, a member of the
Collections Committee for the Great House at Castle
Hill on the Crane Estate in Ipswich, and a member of
the Advisory Board of Samuel T. Freeman & Co. of
Before going into private practice, Curt served for
eight years (2004-12) as Executive Director of The
National Trust for Scotland Foundation USA, based in
Boston, where he was responsible for raising over $6
million for the Trust (he currently holds the
position of Executive Director Emeritus).
Previously he worked for 13 years for the
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
A native of the Philadelphia area, Curt grew
up in Central Florida with his sister, the
award-winning children’s book author Kate DiCamillo.