The Americas, West Coast Chapter of the Society has been established to promote the study of collecting, from the early modern period to the present day.  We will organize activities in Los Angeles and throughout the West Coast. Roundtables, talks, and tours will provide opportunities for scholars, experts, and art enthusiasts to connect and exchange ideas about the different aspects of collecting.  Our aim is to create a network of knowledge and learning on the West Coast and among the members of the Society chapters on the East Coast, Paris, and London.

West Coast Committee

Head of the West Coast Committee: Dr. Sophia Quach McCabe, Academic Coordinator, Art, Design and Architecture Museum, UC Santa Barbara

Prof. Julie Codell, Art History, Arizona State University

Dr. Melinda McCurdy, Curator of British Art, The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

Dr. Shir Kochavi-Gal, Assistant Curator, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, University of California, Berkeley

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