Online lecture recordings are available by request for members only.  Please note some lectures may not be available due to their inclusion of potentially copyrighted images. Recorded lectures will be available for up to two weeks after their original lecture date.  

MAY 2022:

Decolonial Goals at the Davis: Reckoning with the Wellesley Method by Amanda Gilvin (click here to read more about this online event)

APRIL 2022:

A transatlantic hybrid and a ‘Fauve de la Curiosité’: Edouard Jonas (1883-1961) by Barbara Lasic (click here to read more about this online event)

Collecting family portraits in Medici Florence by Pasquale Focarile (click here to read more about this online event)

Harvard Art Museums: Collections and Reconsiderations by Miriam Stewart (click here to read more about this online event)

MARCH 2022:

Online Workshop on Spoliation and Recovery of Art and Antiques from Italy (click here to read more about this online event)

The Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College: Historic Collections, New Directions by Andria Derstine (click here to read more about this online event)

CAA Conference, SHC Business Meeting (click here to read more about this online event)

FEBRUARY 2022:

Collecting Neoclassical Tuscan Sculptures in the Early 19th Century America by Michele Amedei (click here to read more about this online event)

Understanding the Past, Designing the Future by Tal Granovsky Amit (click here to read more about this online event)

‘The long history of the return and restitution of the Benin royal treasures to Nigeria’ by Felicity Bodenstein (click here to read more about this online event)

JANUARY 2022:

Collectors’ Clothing Caches: Selections from the Texas Fashion Collection by Annette Becker (click here to read more about this online event)

‘New Perspectives on Hans Sloane’ ECR & PhD Workshop Part 2 (click here to read more about this online event)

‘New Perspectives on Hans Sloane’ ECR & PhD Workshop Part 1 (click here to read more about this online event)

DECEMBER 2021:

‘Alessandro Contini Bonacossi, Antiquario (1878-1955)’ by Fulvia Zaninelli (click here to read more about this online event)

Collecting Antiquities in France in the 19th century: the importance of the study of auction sales by Cécile Colonna (click here to read more about this online event)

The Spirit of Innovation: Photography and New Media at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center by Maggie Dethloff (click here to read more about this online event)

NOVEMBER 2021:

‘The last great English amateur of the old tradition’: John Postle Heseltine as a Collector of Sculpture by Robert Wenley (click here to read more about this online event)

Book Launch Enlightened Eclecticism by Adriano Aymonino (click here to read more about this online event)

Object-Oriented Manias and the Barricaded Back Room by Dr. Rebecca Falkoff (click here to read more about this online event)

The Global Museum at San Francisco State University: Using Collections to Create a Student-Focused Museum from the Ground up by Professor Edward M. Luby (click here to read more about this online event)

OCTOBER 2021:

Seminar Collection: Reflections on the collectionism and trade of pre-Columbian antiquities in Paris during the second half of the 19th century (click here to read more about this online event)

The London Gallery, 1938-1950: Collecting and Patronage of Surrealist Art in Britain by Caterina Caputo (click here to read more about this online event)

The Howard University Art Gallery: Collecting the New Deal by Professor Betsy Fahlman (click here to read more about this online event)

SEPTEMBER 2021:

East India Company Collecting Cultures by Professor Margot Finn (click here to read more about this online event)

JULY 2021:

The American-ness of American Collecting by Dr Elizabeth Pergam (click here to read more about this online event)

Avant-Garde Patronage in 1840s France by Dr Simon Kelly (click here to read more about this online event)

JUNE 2021:

SHC Conference: The Evolving House Museum: Art Collectors and Their Residences, Then and Now (click here to read more about this online event)

Round Table Discussion: Collecting Strategies in Europe and the United States 1550-1950 (click here to read more about this online event)

MAY 2021:

Furniture as Collectible: Chinese chairs for seating or display?’ by Minna Katriina Törmä (click here to read more about this online event)

APRIL 2021:

The Collections of Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy by Maria Beatrice Failla (click here to read more about this online event)

Hudson River School Painting: A Case Study in Categorization and Collecting (click here to read more about this online event)

MARCH 2021:

Early Career Workshop: Holocaust-Era Provenance Research (click here to read more about this online event)

Partnered Conference with the V&A: ‘Violated National Heritage: Theft, Traffic and Restitution’(click here to read more about this online event)

Workshop: Diversifying the History of Collecting, Collecting the Sacred Pt 2 (click here to read more about this online event)

FEBRUARY 2021:

Roundtable: Diversifying the History of Collecting, Collecting the Sacred Pt 1 (click here to read more about this online event)

CAA Conference, online only (click here to read more about this event)

The story of ‘China Jim’ and the lust for Chinese Summer Palace gold by Nick Pearce (click here to read more about this online event)

JANUARY 2021:

Selling Pictures in Eighteenth-Century London by Dr. Bénédicte Miyamoto (click here to read more about this online event)

Talking Drawings: A Conversation with Collectors in partnership with Master Drawings New York (click here to read more about this online event)

DECEMBER 2020:

Workshop: Diversifying the History of Collecting, Women Collectors Series Pt 2 (click here to read more about this online event)

NOVEMBER 2020:

Lecture & Roundtable: Diversifying the History of Collecting, Women Collectors Series Pt 1 (click here to read more about this online event)

Lecture: Rediscovering the Raphael Cartoons at the V&A by Dr. Ana Debenedetti (click here to read more about this online event)

Seminar Collection: Edmond Foulc, Édouard André and Nélie Jacquemart: 19th century collectors (click here to read more about this online event)

SHC Autumn Series on Independent museums in the UK: Compton Verney in Warwickshire (click here to read more about this online event)

OCTOBER 2020:

Lecture: The Practical Kunstkammer: Prudence, Techne, and the Demise of Wonder by Prof. Mark A. Meadow (click here to learn more about this online event)

Seminar Collection & GRHAM: Collectionner: acteurs, lieux et valeur(s) (1750-1815) (click here to learn more about this online event)

SHC Autumn Series on Independent museums in the UK: Holburne Museum, Bath (click here to read more about this online event)

Seminar: The merchant Alexis Delahante and the dispersion of master paintings by Christine Godfroy-Gallardo (click here to read more about this online event)

SEPTEMBER 2020:

Seminar: Carl Jacobsen et la collection française de la Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek by Nicholas Parkinson (click here to read more about this online event)

AGM and Annual Lecture (click here to read more about this online event)

Panel Discussion: The state of independent museum in the UK led by Marie Tavinor (click here to read more about this online event)

AUGUST 2020:

Lecture: Art and Patronage in Late 19th century Rome: Reverend Robert J. Nevin by Prof. Paolo Coen (click here to read more about this online event)

Lecture: Charles I and the Art of Italy in Spain by Dr Susan Bracken (click here to read more about this online event)

JULY 2020:

Lecture: Collecting as a Public Good by Prof. Julie Codell (click here to read more about this online event)

Lecture: Shaping the Splendor of Italian Renaissance Art through Collecting and Patronage by Inge Reist (click here to read more about this online event)

Lecture: Re-interpreting an Eighteenth Century Collection: Henry Hoare by Prof. John Harrison (click here to read more about this online event)

Instagram Collection Series with Gwendolyn Collaço (click here to read more about this online event)

Lecture: Art in China/Chinese Art in Europe by Dr Stacey Pierson(click here to read more about this online event)

Instagram Collection Series with Bridget Garza Griffin (click here to read more about this online event)

Lecture: Jewish British Art Collectors by Charles Sebag-Montefiore (click here to read more about this online event)

JUNE 2020:

Seminar: Les arts précolombiens en France de 1875 à 1945 (click here to read more about this online event)

Instagram Collection Series with Zara Sajid (click here to read more about this online event)

Instagram Collection Series with Adriana Concin (click here to read more about this online event)

Seminar: ‘Le Blanc de Chine dans les musées français’ (click here to read more about this online event)

MAY 2020:

Instagram Collection Series with Alice Minter (click here to read more about this online event)

Instagram Collection Series with Laura Jenkins (click here to read more about this online event)

FEBRUARY 2020:

CAA Conference, Chicago (click here to read more about the SHC sessions)

Book Launch for Antiquities in Motion: from Excavation Sites to Renaissance Collections (click here to read more about this event)

JANUARY 2020:

Talking Drawings: A Conversation With Collectors for Master Drawings Week NY (click here to read more about this event)

A guided tour of ‘Treasures of Osterley’ followed by a talk on the Child family as collectors by John Chu. (click here to read more about this event)

A curatorial walk through of Sur moderno: Journeys of Abstraction–The Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Gift with Inés Katzenstein at MoMA

DECEMBER 2019:

Seminar celebrating the bicentenary of Prince Albert and his role as a collector (click here to read more about the event)

OCTOBER 2019:

Talk by Lynn Catterson on a Question of Provenance (click here to read more about the event)

SEPTEMBER 2019:

AGM and Annual Lecture (click here to read more about the event)

JULY 2019:

Visit to Masterpiece (click here to read more about the event)

JUNE 2019:

Talk from Sir Nicholas Penny on Manfrin and Art Collecting in Italy (click here to read more about the event)

MAY 2019:

Book Launch:  The Charisma and Collecting of Classical Art (click here to read more about the event)

APRIL 2019:

Weekend in Chantilly: A weekend visit one of the most renowned collections of the nineteenth century at the Château of Chantilly (click here to read more about the event)

MARCH 2019:

The Mind in the Matter: New Approaches to the Psychology of Collecting (click here to read more about the event)

Curator-led tour of the Royal Holloway Picture Gallery and current Exhibition (click here to read more about the visit)

JANUARY 2019:

Master Drawings Panel Discussion: The History of Collecting (New York)

The Board of London Art Week and The Society for the History of Collecting would like to invite you to a talk on The History of Collecting at Carlton Hobbs.  Sponsored by Tomasso Brothers Fine Art.

DECEMBER 2018:

Collecting Histories Forum:  New Research Projects from emerging scholars

This session will be held in collaboration with the Society for the History of Collecting

NOVEMBER 2018:

Tour of Christie’s Ebsworth Collection Sale (New York) (click here to read more about the event)

Seminar on Collecting and Display at the Institute of Historical Research (click here to read more about the event)

A Private visit with Silvia Davoli to the Exhibition of The Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill (click here to read more about the visit)

OCTOBER 2018: 

Visit to Masterpiece Art Fair (click here to read more about the visit)

Book Launch: Collecting Art In the Italian Renaissance Court: Objects and Exchanges by LeahClarke, published by Cambridge University Press (click here to read more about the event)

SEPTEMBER 2018:

Conference – Art for the people? (click here to read more about the event)

The Paston Treasures: Microcosm of the Known World (click here to read more about the visit)

The Society for the History of Collecting | AGM & Annual Lecture (click here to read about the event)