Upcoming Events

Celebrating the Bicentenary of Prince Albert and his role as a collector

Wednesday 4 December 6-8pm followed by drinks
The Court Room, Senate House, Malet St London WC 1 7HU

This special seminar will explore Prince Albert’s significance to the cultural life of Victorian Britain, from his collecting practices to his role in creating the V&A.

Jana Riedel, PhD student Queen Mary University of London
Prince Albert’s Collecting Practices

Oliver Walton, Curator, Royal Collection Trust
Sentiment and statecraft: Prince Albert’s collecting activities in Britain and Germany

Julius Bryant, Keeper at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Creating the V&A : Victoria and Albert’s Museum (1851-1861)

This event is in collaboration with Department of Culture of the German Embassy in London.

For more information and in order to attend please click here

This event forms part of a series of UK events celebrating the Bicentenary of Prince Albert and Queen Victoria in 2019.  Click here to learn more.

The Society for the History of Collecting 

at College Art Association, Chicago, February 2020

Session Announcement

Session 1: The Institution as Collector, Thursday, February 13: 4:00-5:30pm

Session 2: The Collector and the Institution, Thursday, February 13, 6:00-7:30pm

To read more about the sessions and papers to be presented click here

If you have any questions, please contact: info@societyhistorycollecting.org