Call for Papers | Dr Richard Mead: Physician, Philanthropist, Collector

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on July 12, 2014

From The Foundling Museum:

Dr Richard Mead: Physician, Philanthropist, Collector
The Foundling Museum, London, 20 October 2014

Proposals due by 15 August 2014

(c) The Foundling Museum; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

Allan Ramsay, Dr Richard Mead, 1747
(London: The Foundling Museum)

We invite proposals for papers for this cross-disciplinary one day conference hosted by the Foundling Museum. The conference is running in conjunction with the Museum’s autumn exhibition The Generous Georgian: Dr Richard Mead, which runs from 26 September 2014 to 4 January 2015. The exhibition, supported by the Wellcome Trust, the City of London and Verita, will consider the life, work and collections of Richard Mead (1673–1754), one of the founding governors of the Foundling Hospital.

Proposals on a variety of subjects relating to Mead and his context are welcome, including but not limited to the themes of the exhibition: his medical practice, his collecting and connoisseurship and his charitable activities. Proposals from early career professionals and works in progress are welcome.

All enquiries regarding the conference should be addressed to stephanie@foundlingmuseum.org.uk. Please e-mail proposals (approximately 200 words) to stephanie@ foundlingmuseum.org.uk by 15 August, 2014 with a brief biography (no more than 200 words). Some assistance with travel may be available; please indicate your needs when you send in your proposal.

Speakers will include:
Ludmilla Jordanova, Professor of History and Visual Culture at
the University of Durham and advisor to the exhibition
Stephanie Chapman, The Foundling Museum Curator

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