The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
History of Collecting Seminars

Seminars in the History of Collecting Programme 2014. All Lectures start at 17:30 in the Lecture Theatre. Booking not required.

27th January: Mia Jackson, Queen Mary, University of London: Boulle the Connoisseur: An Incurable Mania


24th Feb: Peter Humfrey, Emeritus Professor, School of Art History, University of St Andrews : The Stafford Gallery at Cleveland House and the 2nd Marquess of Stafford as a collector


31st March: Moya Carey, IHF Curator for the Iranian Collections, Asian Dept, V&A: Singular Perfection at South Kensington: Collecting ‘Persian Carpets’ for the V&A, 1873-1893


28th April: Alexandra Gerstein, Curator of Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Courtauld Gallery: Thomas Gambier Parry (1816-1888) - Collecting the Gothic Revival


19th May:  Rufus Bird, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen's Works of Art, Royal Collection Trust: Gilt-bronze mounted porcelain in the British Royal Collection


30th June: Angelica Groom, Associate Lecturer for the Open University and the University of Sussex:  Animal collecting at the Medici court: deploying living and stuffed species as an inspiration for art


28th July: Rachel Finnegan, Lecturer in Tourism & Heritage Studies in the School of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland: The ‘Curious Collections’ of the Reverend Doctor Richard Pococke (1704-1765)  


29th September: Matthew Withey, Curator at the Abbotsford Trust, Melrose: Sir Walter Scott’s home Abbotsford


27th October: Stephen Lloyd, Curator of the Derby Collection, Knowsley Hall, Merseyside: The Derby Collection at Knowsley Hall: formation, dispersal and revival


24th November: Alessandro Nasini, Curator of Photographs, Royal Collection Trust: Antiquities collected by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, during his ‘Eastern Tour’ in 1862