The Wallace Collection

History of Collecting Seminars

Seminars in the History of COllecting Programme 2015. All Lectures start at 17:30 in the Lecture Theatre. Booking not required.

27th July: Peter Cannon-Brookes, Consultant Curator of The Tabley House Collection for the University of Manchester, UK: ‘Sir John Leicester, Bt., Patron and Collector of British Painting’

28th September: Maria de Jesus Monge, Director of the Museu-Biblioteca da Casa de Bragança, Vila Viçosa, Portugal: ‘The ceramics collection of the Portuguese royal family: the king consort’s collection’

26th October: Yuriko Jackall, Assistant Curator, French Paintings, National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, USA: ‘Disembodied reflections: Jean-Baptiste Greuze’s female head studies and the act of sociable collecting in eighteenth-century France’

30th November: Nicolas P. Baptiste, Doct-chercheur, Université Savoie, Chambéry, France: 'Eugène Viollet-le-Duc, the Comte de Nieuwerkerke, and the Arms and Armour Collection of the Emperor Napoleon III: A Short Note on Collecting in Paris at the End of the Nineteenth Century'



The seminar series has been 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.

In 2016, as in previous years, we plan to organise a series of around 10 seminars. We are keen to encourage contributions covering all aspects of the history of collecting, including:

• Formation and dispersal of collections

• Dealers, auctioneers and the art market

• Collectors

• Museums

• Inventory work

• Research resources

The seminars, which are normally held on the 4th Monday of every month during the calendar year, 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 and all the seminars take place at the Wallace Collection between 5.30 and 7pm.

If interested, please send a brief text (500-750 words), including a brief CV and an indication of which month you free to speak at, by 14 September 2015.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please contact:

The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN Tel: +44 (0)207 563 9515 E-mail: