Category Archives: News and Events

CFP, Seminars in the History of Collecting 2019, The Wallace Collection, London

Seminars in the History of Collecting 2019 Call for Papers The seminar series was established as part of the Wallace Collection’s commitment to the research and study of the history of collections and collecting, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth … Continue reading

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CFP: Small Things in the Eighteenth Century, York.

Small Things in the Eighteenth Century Image: Still Life with Silver Wine Decanter, Tulip, Yixing Teapot and Globe, Roestraten, Pieter van, born 1629 – died 1700 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London   Thursday 6 June 2019, 9.00am7 June, 18.00 Speaker(s): This … Continue reading

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CAA session for The International Art Market Studies, deadline extended to Aug 15: The Studio as Market

CAA session for The International Art Market Studies, deadline extended to Aug 15: The Studio as Market Chair: Julie F. Codell Email: julie.codell@asu.edu Artists’ studios have been the site of workshops, collaboration, promotion, mystery, and myth, at times considered a hallowed … Continue reading

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CFP: Tools for the Future: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present, Utrecht, 17-18 December 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS International workshop series TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE: RESEARCHING ART MARKET PRACTICES FROM PAST TO PRESENT Workshop 2 – The artist as an entrepreneur: Old and new business models in the art market December 17-18, 2018 HKU University … Continue reading

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CFP: Art Market and Art Collecting from 1900 to the Present in Germany and France, Berlin, Paris, 2018 and 2019.

CALLS FOR PAPERS Art Market and Art Collecting from 1900 to the Present in Germany and France German-French Research Programme Berlin, Germany, 8-10 November 2018 Paris, France, 18- 20 March 2019   Deadline for submissions: 14 September 2018   Refugee … Continue reading

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Book review: The Shift: Art and the Rise of Power of Contemporary Collectors by Marta Gnyp, Art and Theory Publishing, Stockholm. 2018.

This discussion of the art market and the role of the collector today provides an excellent overview of the different aspects of the contemporary art market. Based on Gnyp’s PhD thesis and combined with her professional experience as a consultant … Continue reading

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Book review: A Rothschild Renaissance: A New Look at the Waddesdon Bequest at the British Museum, ed. Pippa Shirley and Dora Thornton, The British Museum, London, 2017.

In 2015 a conference was held at the British Museum to celebrate the re-installment of the Waddesdon Bequest. This has now appeared as a series of essays which reflect the range of the collection and its history from a private … Continue reading

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Book review: Revolutionary Paris and the Market for Netherlandish Art by Darius A. Spieth, Brill, 2018.

The growth of interest in Dutch and Flemish painting in eighteenth-century Paris has been a subject of considerable interest and research by recent scholars such as de Marchi and van Miegroet, Michel, Thomas and Barbara Gaehtgens, to mention only a … Continue reading

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Recent Society visit to Longford Castle, 30 June 2018

On 30 June, SocHistColl visited the unusual hexagonal country seat of Longford Castle, near Salisbury, for a private tour round the house, with time afterwards for a look round the splendid gardens, which looked particularly fine in their summer glory. … Continue reading

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SocHistColl Americas Curatorial Walk-Through, Tuesday 12 June 2018, New York.

Installation view including Thomas Mulcaire, The Struggle Continue (A Luta Continua), 2003. The Society for the History of Collecting – Americas invites members to a curatorial walk-through with Florence Derieux, Director of Exhibitions, Hauser & Wirth, of “A Luta Continua”: … Continue reading

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