Private Collecting and Public Display: Art Markets and Museums
March 2nd, 2017
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.
Image: The National Gallery when at Mr J.J. Angerstein’s House, Pall Mall, 1824-34, Frederick MacKenzie © Victoria and Albert Museum, London