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Conference | The Art of the Box

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 13, 2017

From the conference summary:

The Art of the Box
15th Annual National Trust / Waddesdon Manor Conference
Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, 3 October 2017

Late 19th-Century Box, for Seated Nymph, attributed to Étienne Maurice Falconet (Waddesdon / National Trust; acc. no. 5615; photo by Mike Fear © National Trust, Waddesdon Manor).

This year the National Trust/Waddesdon Manor conference explores boxes made for storing, packing, and transporting works of art. Speakers will consider what these boxes tell us about the perception, protection, and mobility of works of art (in times of peace and war), about the categorization, use, and sensory appreciation of the objects they were designed to contain.

The conference will begin with registration and coffee at 10.00 and end with a glass of wine at 6.00. Lunch and tea will be provided, and there will be an opportunity to look round Waddesdon Manor and the current exhibitions. To book a place, please email diane.bellis@nationaltrust.org.uk. There is a charge of £25, which covers all catering costs (please indicate any specific dietary requirements). This can be paid with a debit or credit card by telephoning the Waddesdon Booking Office 01296 820414.

P R O G R A M M E

10.00  Registration and coffee

10.30  Welcome and introduction by Pippa Shirley and Christopher Rowell

10.45  Juliet Carey (Senior Curator, Waddesdon Manor/The Rothschild Collection), Storing and Staging: Edmond de Rothschild’s Boxes for Porcelain and Sculpture

11.30  Olivia Fryman (Exhibition Assistant Curator, Royal Collection), Trunks, Cases, and Cabinets for Royal Furnishings and Household Goods, 1660–1714

12.15  James Rothwell (National Trust Adviser on Silver), Fit for the Cart, the Battleship, and the Palace: Boxes for Silver in Stuart and Georgian Britain

1.00  Lunch and opportunity to see Manor and exhibitions

2.30  Tessa Murdoch (Deputy Keeper, Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass), Framing Time: Cases for English and French Clocks, 1660–1760

3.15  Laura Langelüddecke (Assistant Curator, Wallace Collection), Mobile Make-up: Travelling Toilette Services in the Eighteenth Century

4.00  Tea

4.30  Anita Bools (National Trust Adviser on Photographic Materials), An Open and Shut Case: Cased 19th-Century Photographs from the National Trust

5.15  A display of boxes from the collection at Waddesdon, introduced by Mia Jackson (Curator of Decorative Arts, Waddesdon Manor/The Rothschild Collection), followed by closing discussion

6.00  Drinks

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Note (added 13 September 2017) In the original posting, I misidentified the box as being for the Nymph Entering the Water. In fact, as indicated in the the French, it was created to hold the Seated Nymph. The updated posting also includes a full schedule with times. CH

 

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