Seminar in the History of Collecting

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Seminar in the History of Collecting

Seminar in the History of Collecting

Date: Monday 22 February 2021
Times: 17.30 to 19.00 GMT
Title: 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)
Speaker: Dr Sara Ayres (Independent scholar, London)

About the Series: This seminar series was established in 2006 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, which are normally held on the last Monday of every month during the calendar year, excluding August and December, act as a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into the history of collecting. Seminars are open to curators, academics, historians, archivists and all those with an interest in the subject. Papers are generally 45-60 minutes long.

Please note that this seminar will take place on Zoom and will not be held at the Wallace Collection.

Seminars in the History of Collecting 2021

Monday 22 February

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)

Dr Sara Ayres (Independent scholar, London)

 

Monday 29 March

The Gilded Age in Canada: reconstructing the life and afterlife of the Sir William Van Horne Collection

Janet M. Brooke (Independent scholar, Montreal, Canada)

 

Monday 26 April

The Dutch King Willem II (1792–1849) as collector and source of some important pictures in the Wallace Collection

Dr Ellinoor Bergvelt (Guest Researcher, University of Amsterdam / Research Fellow, Dulwich Picture Gallery)

 

Monday 24 May

The ‘Primo Costo’ inventory of Count Saverio Marchese (1757–1833): mapping the print market in Malta and its European connections

Krystle Attard Trevisan (PhD Candidate, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

 

Monday 28 June

Inside the dragon’s lair: Henry VIII’s Kunstkammer at Whitehall Palace

Timothy Schroder (Trustee, The Wallace Collection)

 

Monday 26 July

A dactyliothec from Pietro Bracci in the Portuguese Royal family’s collections - a different look at art collecting

Dr Ana Mónica da Silva Rolo (Archaeologist, Archaeology Centre UNIARQ, Lisbon University, Portugal)

Dr Noé Conejo Delgado (Archaeologist, Numismatist, Archaeology Centre UNIARQ, Lisbon University, Portugal)

 

Monday 27 September

Collecting and displaying Rembrandt’s pictures in eighteenth–and nineteenth–century England: Charles Jennens of Gopsall Hall and the ‘Rembrandt Room’ at Stowe

Andrea Morgan (PhD Candidate, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada)

 

Monday 25 October

The Perth Literary and Antiquarian Society 1784–1914: Collecting Scotland, collecting the World

Dr Mark Hall (Collections Officer for Culture Perth & Kinross, Perth Museum & Art Gallery, Scotland)

 

Monday 29 November

‘A most distinguished collector and patron’ – Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Japanese Art, 1869–1900

Rachel Peat (Assistant Curator of Non-European Works of Art, Royal Collection Trust, London)

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
22/02/2021 17:30 19:00