Collecting & Display Seminar

News from the Collecting & Display Seminar:

Dear Friends and Colleagues,
Please be reminded that there will be two more seminar sessions in
London this summer.

On 14 May Christine Baltay (The American University of Paris) will talk
to us on:

A Passion for Plagiarism: Collecting Copies of Ancient Sculpture 1500-1800
Please note that the seminar will be followed by a second event (see below).

On 11 June Joe Friedman will talk about

Treasure Houses of London: The Myth of the Country House This paper
discusses research into some of the main aspects of the London Town
house. It is based on the forthcoming publication, Treasure Houses of
London: Five Hundred Years of Private Artistic Patronage and Collecting
(Yale University Press).

Both seminars start at 6pm and will be held in Stewart House Basement 9.

Meanwhile, the third volume of our Collecting & Display proceedings has
been published with CSP. Women Patrons & Collectors will be launched in
London on 14 May after the seminar and in Florence at the British
Institute of Florence on 19 June at 5.30pm.

The academic year closes with two events in early July when we can
announce a panel at the Anglo-American conference at the Institute of
Historical Reseaerch that this year has as its topic Ancients and
Moderns. Our panel takes place on Thursday 5 July at 11.30am:

Collectors of antiquities and their interpretations of the past
 (Collecting and Display Seminar Group)

Chair: Adriana Turpin (IESA/Warwick)

Leon Lock: (Louvain) Sculptors’ collections in the late 17th century:
Flemish sculptors and Rome

Adriano Aymonino (Buckingham): Aristocratic splendour: Hugh Smithson
Percy (1712-1786) and Elizabeth Seymour Percy (1716-1776), 1st Duke and
Duchess of Northumberland: a case study in patronage, collecting and
society in eighteenth-century Britain

Chiara Teolato (Roma Tre): Souvenirs of the Antique: collecting and
display of Zoffoli’s small bronzes in England (1760-1800)

Silvia Davoli (Wallace Collection): Dr Gottlieb Wilhelm Leitner
(1840-1899) dispersed collection of Gandhara sculptures: Lahore, London,
Florence and Berlin

The day after, we shall hold another workshop on methodology of the
history of collection at the Institute of Historical Research. This is
an all-day event on Friday 6 July. Please find attached a preliminary
programme and the booking form.

We look forward to welcoming you to these events.


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