MA The Art Market and the History of Collecting by Research – University of Buckingham


Applications are still open for the University of Buckingham MA in The Art Market and the History of Collecting by Research (September 2023 OR January 2024 entry).

Taught in collaboration with Waddesdon Manor, the MA investigates European and American art markets and cultures of collecting. The MA is both academic and vocational, with a strong focus on provenance research, research tools and first-hand studies of collections within museums and country houses. Collaborations with museums are an integral part of the course: in 2023 the MA students participated in the organisation of the Treasures from Faraway exhibition at Strawberry Hill House and Garden and wrote the accompanying catalogue.

The course also includes a Country House Study Week and study trips to Florence and Vienna.

A unique feature of the course will be access to two of the greatest surviving art dealers’ archives: Agnew’s, acquired by the National Gallery in 2014, and the archive of Colnaghi’s, London’s oldest commercial art gallery, housed since February 2014 in the Windmill Hill Archive, Waddesdon Manor.

It is the first MA in the UK to offer, under the guidance of experts, practical training on how to use, unlock and analyse these rich holdings.

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