The Wallace Collection

History of Collecting Seminars

The 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.

Seminars in the History of Collecting Programme 2017. All Lectures start at 17:30 in the Lecture Theatre. Booking not required.

Monday 30 January: Flemish merchant collecting in Renaissance Venice by Dr Christina Anderson (Research Fellow in the Study of Collecting, Ashmolean Museum; Member of the History Faculty, University of Oxford)

Monday 27 February: George Byng and the furnishing of Wrotham Park, 1816-47 by Dr Diana Davis (Independent Researcher)

Monday 27 March: Charles Sauvageot (1781-1860), collector and explorer of the French Renaissance by Philippe Malgouyres (Conservateur en chef du patrimoine, département des objets d'art, Musée du Louvre)

Monday 24 April: Origins and influences: the earliest British state collection of ceramics, c. 1835-60 by Susan Newell (Independent Researcher)

Monday 22 May: Collecting Ancien Régime France from Boston between 1789 and 1848 by Dr David Pullins (History, Theory Criticism, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Monday 26 June: Lieux de collection: The interiors of Jean de Jullienne’s paintings collection at the Gobelins by Laura Langelüddecke (PhD candidate, University of Bonn; Assistant Curator, The Wallace Collection)

Monday 31 July: Buyers or collectors? Acquisitions of British paintings at the Venice Biennale, 1895 to 1914 by Marie Tavinor (Lecturer, Christie’s Education, London)

Monday 25 September: Displaying nineteenth-century collecting and travelling in Egypt: Mrs Goodison and her circle by Tom Hardwick (Exhibition curator, The Atkinson Southport)

Monday 30 October: Patrons and Lovers of Art (1826-30), or the ideal National Gallery according to Pieter Christoffel Wonder and Sir John Murray by Dr Ellinoor Bergvelt (Researcher, University of Amsterdam, Cultural History of Europe)

Monday 27 November: The collection of Islamic artworks of Ferdinando Cospi (1606-1686) by Federica Gigante (PhD candidate, The Warburg Institute & SOAS)