Symposium | The Power and Prestige of Collecting

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on February 26, 2023

From Haughton International, where one can find full speaker and lecture descriptions:

The Power and Prestige of Collecting: Private and Museum Collections and Their Survival
Haughton International Seminar
Society of Chemical Industry, 14–15 Belgrave Square, London, 28–29 June 2023

Jingdezhen (Jiangxi Province, China), The ‘Kylin’ Clock, 2nd half of the 18th century; mounts, ca.1700–1822; porcelain, gilt bronze, 112 × 81 × 37 cm (whole object) (Royal Colleciton Trust, 2867).

This year’s Haughton International Seminar will address the power and prestige of collecting. It will include a tour of the Royal Collection as well as private and museum collections, focusing on how such works of art might be presented to future generations and what lessons the past might contain to direct the future.

Cost of the two day seminar: £110. Cost of the two-day seminar with champagne reception and dinner at The Athenaeum (Wednesday, 28th June): £190. Student tickets for the two-day seminar (on production of ID): £60. Booking in advance through the website is essential due to limited numbers. Box office now open.

Copies of lectures from past seminars are available at the videos and articles section of the symposium website.

L E C T U R E S ,  2 8 – 2 9  J U N E  2 0 2 3

• Private and Public Museums in China — Rose Kerr, Honorary Associate of the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, previously Keeper of the Far Eastern Department at the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1978–2003

• One Family’s Legacy: The Treasures of Burghley House — Miranda Rock, Executive Chair of the Burghley House Preservation Trust

• The Royal Collection in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth II — Caroline de Guitaut, Deputy Surveyor of The King’s Works of Art

• Medici Porcelain — Timothy Wilson, Honorary Curator, Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum

• ‘… Let No Man Put Asunder’: How Much Do Collections Matter? — Timothy Schroder, FSA, Former Curator, Lecturer, and Author

• Has Collecting Really Died or Just Changed Direction? — Anna Somers Cocks OBE, Founder editor of The Art Newspaper

• The Corning Museum of Glass: Nearly 75 Years of Collecting, Research, and Inspiration — Karol Wight, President and Executive Director, The Corning Museum of Glass

• Heaven on Earth: The Phenomenon of Baroque Austrian Monasteries — Claudia Lehner-Jobst, Director, Augarten Porcelain Museum, Vienna

• ‘You, That Way; We, This Way’: Whither the Future of Public Collections in the United States? — Matthew Hargraves, Director, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

• Kings & Queens and Soup Tureens: The Evolution of the Campbell Collection — Patricia Halfpenny, Vice President Northern Ceramic Society, Curator Emerita Ceramics and Glass, Winterthur Museum

• A Prince’s Treasure: From Buckingham Palace to the Royal Pavilion, The Return of the Royal Collection to Brighton — David Beevers, FSA, Former Keeper Royal Pavilion, Brighton

• Hungry for the Past: Baroque Buffets, Ducal Desserts, and Rococo Suppers — Ivan Day, Food Historian, Museums and Country House Consultant

• The Soane Museum and What Is to Come of It? — Bruce Boucher, Director, Sir John Soane’s Museum

• A Manufactury‘s Past, Present, and Future: The Collection of Museum Schloss Fürstenberg — Christian Lechelt, Director, Museum Fürstenberg

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