Conference | Private Collecting and Public Display

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on January 27, 2017
Frederick MacKenzie, The National Gallery When at Mr J. J. Angerstein’s House, Pall Mall, 1824–34, watercolour
(London: V&A, 40-1887)

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From the conference programme:

Private Collecting and Public Display: Art Markets and Museums
University of Leeds, 30–31 March 2017

Registration due by 20 March 2017

The Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market at the University of Leeds is delighted to announce that registration is now open for an international two-day conference exploring the relationship between the ‘private’ and ‘public’ spheres of the art market and the museum. This interdisciplinary conference offers the opportunity to hear new research in the fields of art market studies, museum studies, and the histories of collecting. Registration information is available here. For any further information, please contact csaa@leeds.ac.uk.

T H U R S D A Y ,  3 0  M A R C H  2 0 1 7

9.00  Registration

9.30  Welcome, Mark Westgarth, Director, Centre for the Study of the Art & Antiques Market, University of Leeds

9.45  I | Birth of the Museum
• Marie Tavinor (Christie’s Education, London), The ‘Potent Tate’ and the Founding of the Tate Gallery: An Insight into Taste and the Politics of Donation in Late Victorian England
• Margaraet Iacono (The Frick Collection, New York), Going Public: The Frick Collection’s Transformation from Private Home to House Museum
• Helen Glaister (Victoria & Albert Museum, London), From Buxted Park to South Kensington and Beyond: The Ionides Collection of Chinese Export Porcelain

11.00  Coffee and tea

11.30  II | Legacy through Display: From Private to Public
• Nicole Cochrane (University of Hull), Ancient Sculpture and the Narratives of Collecting: (Re)Contextualizing Museum Space
• Alison Clarke (University of Liverpool / National Gallery London), Pure Eighteenth-Century Art Unspoiled by Any Element Foreign to Its Nature: The Agnew’s Exhibitions of The Frick Fragonards
• Isobel MacDonald (University of Glasgow / The Burrell Collection), Tracing The Development of the Burrell Collection from Deed of Gift (1944) to Pollok Park, Glasgow (Present Day)

12.45  Lunch

1.45  III | Dealers and Markets: Thinking of the Past, Looking towards the Future
• Pamella Guerdat (University of Neuchatel, Paris), A Heritage under Construction: René Gimpel’s (1881–1945) Roles between Private Collectors and Public Museums
• Ana Mântua (Dr Anastácio Gonçalves House Museum, Lisbon), One Man’s Choices and the Portuguese Art Market, 1925–1965
• Kerry Harker and John Wright (University of Leeds), Blurring the Boundaries: Reconsidering ‘Public’ and ‘Private’ in the Alternative Art Market Activities of Artist-Led Groups, Organisations, and Collectives

3.00 IV | Power, Influence, and Agency: A Critical Look at Private Collections Going Public
• Pier Paolo (IES Abroad Italy, Rome), From Objects of Devotion to Icons of Beauty: The Institution of the National Museum in the Vatican at the Time of the Roman Republic, 1798–99
• Verda Bingol (Istanbul Technical University), From the Cradle to the Museum: The Elgiz Collection
• Dorothy Barenscott (Independent Art Historian), Steve Wynn: Art Collecting and Exhibition, ‘Vegas Style’

4.15  Coffee and tea

4.45  Keynote Address
• Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting), National Gallery London

6.00  Drinks Reception

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9.00  Registration

9.40  V | The Visibility of Private Collections within the Public Arena
• Marcela Drien (Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Chile), Exhibiting Domestic Museums: Chilean Art Collectors at Santiago’s Exposicion Internacional of 1875
• Rasmus Kjaerboe (Ribe Art Museum, Denmark), Collecting To Be Modern: The Early Twentieth-Century Art Collections of Prince Eugen, Ernest Thiel, and Klas Fåhraeus
• Kathryn Brown (University of Loughborough), Patrimony and Patronage: Collecting and Exhibiting Contemporary Art in France

11.00  Coffee and tea

11.30  VI | Museum Quality? Deaccessioning Museums onto the Art Market
• Gareth Fletcher (Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London), But Is It Really Museum Quality? – Evaluating the Impact of Institutional Provenance within the International Art Market
• Nicola Sinclair (University of York), ‘You Have Culled One or Two Beauties But the Memorial of Art Is Gone’: How (Not) To Translate Paintings of Historical Value from Private to Public Collections and back again in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Britain
• Martin Hartung (ETH Zürich, Switzerland), A Philanthropic Legacy: The Controversial Case of DIA in New York

12.45  Lunch

1.45  VII | Private Collections and Public Museums: Working across Boundaries
• Kate Beats (University of Cambridge), Cambridge’s First Museums: The Private College Collections behind the Public Museums in Cambridge
• Helen Ritchie (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), The Frua-Valsecchi Collection at The Fitzwilliam Museum: A Case Study
• Tom Boggis (Holburne Museum, Bath), Public Collection, Private House: Display of the Heveningham Furniture Collection in the Twentieth Century

3:00  Coffee and tea

3.30  Round Table Discussion

5.00  Closing Remarks


Workshop | The Pencheon Collection in Context

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on January 27, 2017


From the workshop flyer:

The Pencheon Collection in Context: Collecting and Recollecting the French Revolution
University of Leeds, 17 March 2017

The Pencheon Collection in the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, of material relating to the French Revolution contains nearly 3,000 volumes in French and English along with boxes of miscellaneous items—manuscripts, pamphlets, prints, maps, booksellers’ catalogues, newspaper clippings, correspondence and additional ephemera—many of them related to the process of collection. It was created by James Michael Pencheon (1924–1982), a neurosurgeon and psychiatrist, who had studied medicine at the University of Leeds but who then developed an interest in the historical knowledge of the French Revolution ostensibly outside his disciplinary field, but perhaps inflected by his research in psychology. This resource raises questions about the formation of the cultural memory of the French Revolution in Britain, about the role and approach of individual collectors of materials on the French Revolution, and about what can be learnt about the acquisitions policies and subsequent use of such collections in university libraries. This workshop will enable networking about the collection and its use to begin.

Speakers—including Madame Valérie Guillaume, Directrice of the Musée Carnavalet, Paris, and leading UK specialists from the fields of History, History of Art, and French Studies—will give short presentations on their work on analogous collections, sharing insights and ideas and helping us to refine our aims and objectives for the future exploitation of the collection. All are welcome to attend. The £20 cost includes lunch and refreshments. Registration information is available here.

Contacts: Dr Valerie Mainz, v.s.mainz@leeds.ac.uk; and Dr Paul Rowe: P.Rowe@leeds.ac.uk

In collaboration with the Institut français du Royaume-Uni and the Centre for the Comparative History of Print (CentreCHoP)

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10.00  Introduction
• Valerie Mainz, School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies, University of Leeds
• Paul Rowe, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds

10.15  French Revolutionary Collections in Britain, 1: The Contexts and Methodological Challenges
• Tom Stammers, Department of History, University of Durham/Bowes Museum
• Richard Taws, Department of History of Art, UCL London/UCL prints

11.15  Coffee

11.30  Plenary: The Musée Carnavalet and the Collecting of the French Revolution in France
• Valérie Guillaume, Directrice, Musée Carnavalet

12.15  French Revolutionary Collections in Britain, 2: The Contexts and Methodological Challenges
• Kate Astbury, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, University of Warwick/Marandet Collection
• Phillippa Plock, Waddesdon Manor/Ferdinand de Rothschild Collection

13.15  Lunch

14.15  The French Revolution in Britain: Historians’ Perspectives
• Munro Price, Department of Peace Studies and International Development, University of Bradford
• Juliette Réboul, Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen/Emigrés and memoirs

15.15  The Psychopathology of the French Revolution
• Mechthild Fend, Department of History of Art, UCL London

15.45  Round Table: The Potential of the Pencheon Collection and Next Steps
• The Pencheon Collection as a resource for researchers
• Studying the Pencheon Collection: UG, PGT, PGR
• Public engagement
• Impact
• What are the priorities?

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