The Wallace’s History of Collecting Seminars, 2018

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on November 14, 2017

From the 2018 schedule:

History of Collecting Seminars
The Wallace Collection, London, 2018

The seminars, typically held on the last Monday of each month, act as a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into the history of collecting. Seminars are free and open to curators, academics, historians, archivists, and all those with an interest in the subject. Papers are generally 45–60 minutes long and take place at the Wallace Collection between 5.30 and 7pm (except for December’s presentation as noted below). For inquiries, please contact: collection@wallacecollection.org.

29 January
Tessa Murdoch (Deputy Keeper of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass, Victoria & Albert Museum) and Matthew Winterbottom (Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) , ‘This Jew of Taste’: Sir Ernest Cassel’s Collection of Silver

26 February
Alden Gordon (Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Fine Arts, Trinity College, Hartford), ‘Heureux ceux qui ont un Coeur de bronze . . . “: The French Financial Crisis in the Late Reign of Louis XV and Its Impact on Royal Manufactures and Royal Patronage

26 March
Barbara Pezzini (PhD candidate, University of Manchester, and Editor-in-chief, Routledge-Taylor & Francis Journal), The Politics of Public Collecting: William Gladstone and the National Gallery

30 April
C. Tico Seifert (Senior Curator, Northern European Art, Scottish National Gallery), Collecting Rembrandt’s Art in Britain  Please note that this event will take place in the Regatta Room in Durrants Hotel on George Street, located directly behind the Wallace Collection; the 60 available seats will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

21 May
Kajal Meghani (Exhibition Assistant Curator, Royal Collection Trust), The Prince of Wales’s Indian Collection: The Circulation of Giften from the 1875–76 Tour of India

25 June
Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth (PhD Candidate and History of Art Tutor, University of Leeds), Sèvres Mania? The History of Collection Sèvres Porcelain in Britain in the Later Nineteenth Century

30 July
Elizabeth Pergam (Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York), Paris over London: Victorian Curator J. C. Robinson’s Collection at Auction

24 September
Saskia van Altena (Cataloguer of prints, Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), The Sale of Sir Peter Lely’s Paintings and Prints: A Breaking Point in the History of Collection in Britain?

29 October
Alexandre Tissot Demidoff (Independent scholar), The Last Great Demidoff Sale of Paintings

26 November
Catrin Jones (Curator of Decorative Arts, Holburne Museum, Bath), Piercing Together a Collection: Sir William Holburne’s Display Mounts

10 December (please note the 5:00pm start time)
Robert Wenley (Deputy Director, Head of Collections, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham), ‘Rare and Most Magnificent’: The Picture Collection of Stephen Alers Hankey (1809–1878)

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Note (added 26 April 2018) — The venue change for the April 30 seminar was added.

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