The Society for The History of Collecting: Spring Events

Flemish,  Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures,  About 1620. Bequeathed by John Staniforth Beckett, 1889 © NATIONAL GALLERY

Flemish, Cognoscenti in a Room hung with Pictures, About 1620. Bequeathed by John Staniforth Beckett, 1889 © NATIONAL GALLERY

 

The Society for the History of Collecting is a not-for-profit society for researchers from a range of disciplines interested in the study of collecting and the relationships between collecting and the art market. Tickets are currently for sale for the following two talks, which form part of the Society’s spring programme and offer the opportunity to hear from distinguished scholars about current discourse on key aspects of the history of collecting:

The Charisma and Collecting of Classical Art
Thursday 23 May - 2019
18:00 - 20:30
Room G7, Senate House, London WC1E 7HU

Dr Caroline Vout (Department of Classics, University of Cambridge) will discuss topics arising from her book Classical Art: A life history from Antiquity to the Present. She will be joined by Dr. Ian Jenkins OBE, Dr. Bruce Boucher, Professor Caroline van Eck and Dr. Eliose Dodero to consider how antiquity begins and ultimately continues over time.

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Manfrin & Art Collecting in Italy
Tuesday 4 June - 2019
18:00 - 20:00
The Court Room, Senate House, Malet St. London WC1 7HU

Sir Nicholas Penny will consider the importance of collecting art in Venice over the past four centuries. Informing the dialogue will be Linda Borean's recently published volume entitled La Galleria Manfrin a Venezia: l'ultima collezione d'arts della Serenissima. The conversation will stem from the Manfrin Collection, with topics such as the 'celebrity painting' and collecting in relation to art history.

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