The Wallace’s History of Collecting Seminars, 2020

Posted in lectures (to attend) by Editor on December 21, 2019

Next year at The Wallace:

History of Collecting Seminars
The Wallace Collection, London, 2020

The History of Collecting seminar series was established as part of the Wallace Collection’s commitment to the research and study of the history of collections and collecting, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Paris and London. The seminars are free, no bookings required; each begins at 5.30pm. To join the History of Collecting mailing list and receive updates on the future programme, please email your interest to collection@wallacecollection.org.

Monday, 27 January
Camilla Pietrabissa (Associate Lecturer, Bocconi University, Milan), From Nature: Jean-Baptiste Oudry and the Taste for Landscape Paintings under Louis XV

Monday, 24 February
Errol Manners (Dealer in Historic Ceramics), The Mystery of Redwares in Princely Collections

Monday, 30 March
Janet M. Brooke (Independent Scholar, Montreal), The Gilded Age in Canada: Reconstructing the Life and Afterlife of the Sir William Van Horne Collection

Monday, 27 April
Ellinoor Bergvelt (Guest Researcher University of Amsterdam / Research Fellow, Dulwich Picture Gallery), The Dutch King Willem II (1792–1849) as Collector and Source of Some Important Pictures in the Wallace Collection

Monday, 18 May
Arthur Bijl (Assistant Curator of Ottoman, Middle Eastern and Asian Arms and Armour, The Wallace Collection), Marvels in Lucknow: ‘Ajab and Asaf al-Dawla’s Collection of Curiosities

Monday, 29 June
Krystle Attard Trevisan (PhD Candidate, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London), The ‘Primo Costo’ Inventory of Count Saverio Marchese (1757–1833): Mapping the Print Market in Malta and its European Connections

Monday, 27 July
Sara Ayres (Independent Scholar, London), Descriptions of Collections and Their Display at the Stuart Court in 1669 in a Manuscript Account of Prince George of Denmark’s Grand Tour, 1668–1670

Monday, 28 September
Heike Zech (Head of Decorative Arts before 1800 and History of Craft, Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg), Germanic and Gentle? The Foundation and Early Collections of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg

Monday, 26 October
Valérie M. C. Bajou (Chief Curator, Versailles Palace), The Paintings by Horace Vernet in Louis-Philippe’s Private Collection: Commission, Purpose, Display, and Destination

Monday, 30 November
Helen Jacobsen (Senior Curator, The Wallace Collection), Creating a Market: Dealers, Auctioneers, and the Passion for Riesener Furniture, 1800–1882


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