Seminar in the History of Collecting

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Seminar in the History of Collecting

Seminar in the History of Collecting

February Seminar:

The mystery of redwares in princely collections

Errol Manners FSA (Dealer in historic ceramics) 

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 collection@wallacecollection.org 


2020 Programme


Monday 27 January

From nature: Jean-Baptiste Oudry and the taste for landscape paintings under Louis XV

Dr Camilla Pietrabissa (Associate Lecturer, Bocconi University, Milan) 


Monday 24 February

The mystery of redwares in princely collections

Errol Manners FSA (Dealer in historic ceramics) 

Monday 30 March

The Gilded Age in Canada: reconstructing the life and afterlife of the Sir William Van Horne Collection

Janet M. Brooke (Independent scholar, Montreal, Canada) 


Monday 27 April

The Dutch King Willem II (1792–1849) as collector and source of some important pictures in the Wallace Collection

Dr Ellinoor Bergvelt (Guest Researcher University of Amsterdam / Research Fellow, Dulwich Picture Gallery) 

Monday 18 May  

Marvels in Lucknow: ‘Ajab and Asaf al-Dawla’s collection of curiosities

Arthur Bijl (Assistant Curator of Ottoman, Middle Eastern and Asian Arms and Armour, The Wallace Collection)

Monday 29 June

The ‘Primo Costo’ inventory of Count Saverio Marchese (1757–1833): mapping the print market in Malta and its European connections

Krystle Attard Trevisan (PhD Candidate, Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London)

Monday 27 July

Descriptions of collections and their display at the Stuart Court in 1669 in a manuscript account of Prince George of Denmark's Grand Tour (1668-1670).

Dr Sara Ayres (Independent scholar, London) 

Monday 28 September

Germanic and Gentle? The foundation and early collections of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg  

Dr Heike Zech FSA (Head of Decorative Arts before 1800 and History of Craft, Germanisches NationalMuseum, Nuremberg) 

Monday 26 October

The paintings by Horace Vernet in Louis-Philippe's private collection: commission, purpose, display and destination

Valérie M. C. Bajou (Chief Curator, Versailles Palace) 

Monday 30 November

Creating a market: dealers, auctioneers and the passion for Riesener furniture, 1800–1882  

Dr Helen Jacobsen (Senior Curator, The Wallace Collection)


Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
24/02/2020 17:30 00:00