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Seminar in the History of Collecting

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Seminar in the History of Collecting

Seminar in the History of Collecting

The History of Collecting 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.

The seminars are free, no bookings required. To join the History of Collecting mailing list and receive updates on the future programme, please email your interest to 


2019 Programme

Monday 20 May         

Gotha’s Chinese cabinet: Duke August’s collection of East Asian objects

Emily Teo (PhD candidate at University of Kent and Free University of Berlin)


Monday 1 July (Please note the unusual date)

A woman of taste: Mrs R. A. Workman’s collection of modern French painting

Dr Frances Fowle (Professor of Nineteenth-Century Art, University of Edinburgh and Senior Curator of French Art, National Gallery of Scotland)


Monday 29 July

‘The great Joss and his playthings’: George IV as a print collector

Dr Kate Heard (Senior Curator of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust)


Monday 30 September

‘The aura of popularity’: The rise and fall of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo in the nineteenth-century British art market

Isabelle Kent (Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Curatorial Assistant, The Wallace Collection)


Monday 28 October

Architectural salvage from Cairo to London: the pivotal role of the Paris exhibitions of 1867 and 1878

Dr Moya Carey (Curator of Islamic Collections, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin) and Prof. Mercedes Volait (research professor at CNRS, based at InVisu, INHA, Paris)


Monday 25 November

A ‘Fauve de la Curiosité’: the hybrid career of Edouard Jonas (1883-1961), dealer and curator

Dr Barbara Lasic (Lecturer in History of Art and Coordinator of Postgraduate Programmes, University of Buckingham)

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
01/07/2019 17:30 18:30
29/07/2019 17:30 18:30
30/09/2019 17:30 18:30
28/10/2019 17:30 18:30
25/11/2019 17:30 18:30