Seminar in the History of Collecting

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Seminar in the History of Collecting

Seminar in the History of Collecting

September Seminar:

Dr Christopher Dresser, the South Kensington Museum and their 1877 Gift to Tokyo National Museum.
Lecture by Chris Morley, Independent scholar.

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 


2018 Programme:

  • Monday 29 October
    The last great Demidoff sale of paintings
    Alexandre Tissot Demidoff (Independent scholar)
  • Monday 26 November
    Piecing together a collection: Sir William Holburne's display mounts
    Catrin Jones (Curator of Decorative Arts, Holburne Museum, Bath)
  • *Monday 10 December (Please note start time 5.00 pm)
    ‘Rare and Most Magnificent’: The picture collection of Stephen Alers Hankey (1809-1878)
    Robert Wenley (Deputy Director, Head of Collections, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham)

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
24/09/2018 17:30 18:30