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.

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'

Programme for 2016:

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