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.

Call for Papers

In 2017, as in previous years, we plan to organise a series of 10 seminars. For more  information on how to submit click here.

Seminars in the History of Collecting Programme 2016. All Lectures start at 17:30 in the Lecture Theatre. Booking not required.

25th January: Rebecca Tilles, Ph.D. candidate, Art History, University of Sussex: George and Florence Blumenthal: A Collecting Partnership in the Gilded Age, 1858-1941

29th February: Dr Andrea de Meo Arbore, Università Europea di Roma, Adjunct Professor, Master in Architettura, Arte e Liturgia: From Naples to Paris and back. Gaetano Filangieri, his collection and his museum: a piece of European history of collecting

4th April: Adam Busiakiewicz, Art Historian & Researcher: Warwick Castle: A Forgotten Collection

25th April: Dr Ulf R. Hansson, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Classics, The University of Texas at Austin: The Marvels of the Museo Stosch:Philipp von Stosch and the Cosmopolitan Culture of Collecting and Dealing in Early Eighteenth-Century Rome and Florence

23rd May: Dr Christina Anderson, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of History, University of Oxford: Flemish Merchant Collecting in Renaissance Venice

27th June: Dr Juliet Carey, Senior Curator, Waddesdon Manor (The Rothschild Collection): Edmond de Rothschild’s Boxes

25th July: Deborah Gage, Art Historian, and Dr Charles Ellis, Independent Scholar: Auspicious Patronage in the Age of the Enlightenment: George 3rd Earl Cowper (1738-1789) and his place in eighteenth-century Florence

26th September: Dr Silvia Davoli, Paul Mellon Centre Research Curator, Strawberry Hill House, The Horace Walpole Collection: Researching the Strawberry Hill Sale of 1842: a real Baedeker's guide of taste

31st October: Hannah Kinney, DPhil candidate, History of Art, University of Oxford: Con fiducia: Commissioning Copies of Antiquities in Eighteenth-Century Florence

28th November: Dr Jessica Feather, Allen Fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre: Collecting the modern aesthetic: Britain at the fin de siècle