Collecting and Display Workshop, 7 July 2017, London

Collectors & Collections: Display & Taste in the Modern & Contemporary Period

Coromina Untitled
Roberto Coromina, Untitled, 2002, oil on paper, Courtesy Magnan Projects, New York

Where: Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet St, London, WC1E 7HU
When: 7 July 2017
How to register? Please see below the programme.


9.30 Registration

MORNING SESSION: Chair Dr. Dora Thornton, Curator of the Waddesdon Bequest and Renaissance Europe, British Museum

9.45 Opening remarks

10.00- Lina Malfona, Adjunct Professor, Sapienza University, Rome: A City as a collection: the urban model of Villa Adriana 

10.30 Anna Seidel, Hamburg: The presentation of the Peretti Montalto sculpture collection in the time of Gianlorenzo Bernini 

11.00 Coffee

11.20 Eva Dolezel: Gründler’s Constellations. Ethnographica in the Cabinet of Curiosities of the Francke Foundation in Halle 

11.50 Dr. Margaret Samu, Lecturer, The New School Parsons School of Design, NYC:
Venus in Fur: Art Collecting and the Female Nude in C18th-19th Russia 

12.10 Dr. Annalea Tunesi, Independent Scholar: The polymath Aleardo Aleardi (1812-78) 

12.45 Discussion

13.00 Buffet Lunch


14.00 AFTERNOON SESSION: Chair Dr. Anna Dempster, Head of Academic Programmes, Royal Academy of Arts, London

14.15 Dr. Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Morgan Library & Museum, NYC. The Brash Connoisseur: Hans Calmann and Collecting Old Master Drawings 1937-73

14.45 Dr Rachel King, Glasgow Life: “A bas-relief from Nineveh, a bronze of Zadkine, an Aztec mask in black stone, a Gothic Madonna and Child”: Sydney Burney sells stone and sculpture 

15.15 Dr. Selina Blasco, Professor in Contemporary Art History, Research and Artistic Practices and Design History, Fine Arts Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid: Interiors with figures: the collections of idols and African masks in the studios of early avant-garde artists 

15.45-16.00 Tea

16.00 Yuhua Ding, PhD. Candidate, Cornell University, NY: Collectors of Shitao: Reimaging a Chinese Master 

16.30 Dr. Olga Nefedova, Associate professor – Higher School of Economics, Moscow Introduction of the Orientalist Art movement in the Middle East: alien culture  or common heritage? 

1700 Dr. Nizan Shaked, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Museum and Curatorial studies, and Head of the Museum Studies Program in the School of Art at California State University Long Beach: In the Name of the Public: Museums and the collection of contemporary art 

17.30 Discussion and conclusion 18.00 Drinks reception


Booking fee (including lunch, tea & evening reception) £50 

Booking fee for students £25 Conference dinner on Friday evening £30 

To book please contact to book and for payment instructions. Please book by 30 June for catering purposes 

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