LAUNCH: THE SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF COLLECTING
Venue: The Wallace Collection, London
Date and Time: 9 September 2016, starting at 5.30pm.
We are delighted to announce the launch of the Society of the History of Collecting and its website. Tim Knox, Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, will give an inaugural talk on ‘Two Regency Collectors: Richard 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam of Merrion and Sir John Soane’. This will be followed by a meeting for members of the society, reception and optional dinner. The event will take place at the Wallace Collection.
After the talk by Tim Knox, to which you are invited whether you are interested in the Society or not, we will hold a general meeting to discuss the formation of the society. All members are invited and encouraged to come whether you join before or on the evening. This will be followed by a reception until 8pm. A dinner has been organised in the Wallace Collection Restaurant to which everyone is welcome. While you do not need to book places for the talk or reception, please notify us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join the dinner (cost c £30).