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Private Collecting and Public Display: Art Markets and Museums

March 2nd, 2017

Detail from The National Gallery when at Mr JJ Angersteins House Pall Mall 1824-34 Frederick MacKenzie c. Victoria and Albert Museum

Registration is now open for an international two-day conference exploring the relationship between the ‘private’ and ‘public’ spheres of the art market and the museum.

Taking place on the 30 & 31 March, this interdisciplinary conference at the University of Leeds offers an opportunity to hear new research in the fields of art market studies, museum studies and the histories of collecting. Speakers include Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting) at the National Gallery, London.

The conference is organised by postgraduate students Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, Anna Reeve, Shir Kochavi and Heather Findling on behalf of the Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market based in the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies.

PhD student Heather Findling said:

Private Collecting and Public Display: Art Markets and Museums investigates the relationships between ‘private’ collections of art (fine art, decorative art and antiquities) and the changing dynamics of their display in ‘public’ exhibitions and museums.

“We are pleased to announce that, due to generous funding from WRoCAH, we can offer a limited number of travel and conference dinner bursaries for postgraduate student attendees. The deadline for bursary applications has now been extended to 17 March.”

More information about the conference, including how to register, can be found here.

Image: The National Gallery when at Mr J.J. Angerstein’s House, Pall Mall, 1824-34, Frederick MacKenzie © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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