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 April: Tom Stammers, Lecturer in European Cultural History at the University of Durham, UK: ‘Anatomy of a Saleroom: the liquidation of the French Crown Jewels in 1887’


18th May: Susanna Avery-Quash, Research Curator in the History of Collecting, The National Gallery, UK, and Silvia Davoli, Paul Mellon Centre Research Curator at Strawberry Hill House, UK: ‘William Boxall, Federico Sacchi, and Cremonese art at the National Gallery, London’


29th June: Eunmin Lim, Ph.D candidate in History of Art, University of York, UK: ‘Recollections and Movements: Murray Marks’s Translations of Chinese Porcelain and Italian Renaissance Bronzes, c. 1860-1918’


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'