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In Focus: The Grand Tour, the two Horaces and the Court of Florence (1740-1786) (24 March – 24 July 2022)

In Focus: The Grand Tour, the two Horaces and the Court of Florence (1740-1786) 24 March – 24 July 2022 A survey of the architecture of Florence, richly illustrated by Ferdinando Ruggeri (1722) –recently ‘returned home’ to Strawberry Hill House - inspires third In Focus display The New Year sees Strawberry Hill House taking visitors … Continue reading In Focus: The Grand Tour, the two Horaces and the Court of Florence (1740-1786) (24 March – 24 July 2022)

Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Ukraine

The Society for the History of Collecting is appalled by the loss of life, wanton violence and unacceptable destruction of cultural heritage currently taking place in Ukraine. The history of collecting suffers every time a monument, object or archive is destroyed, but even more so when human beings are the victims.   Anyone wishing to … Continue reading Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Ukraine

ANN: Asian Art and the Third Reich: A Provenance Discussion (Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art / online; 31 March 2022, 9:30-11:30 AM EDT, 15:30-17:30 CET)

During World War II, the Nazi regime and its collaborators orchestrated on an unprecedented scale a system of confiscation, coercive transfer, looting, and destruction of cultural objects in Europe. This webinar explores World War II history and the market for Asian art, a little-studied subject in the field of art history, and asks how the Nazi … Continue reading ANN: Asian Art and the Third Reich: A Provenance Discussion (Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art / online; 31 March 2022, 9:30-11:30 AM EDT, 15:30-17:30 CET)

A transatlantic hybrid and a ‘Fauve de la Curiosité’: Edouard Jonas Dealer & Curator (26 Apr, 2022)

The Society for the History of Collecting invites you to its online lecture Organised by the French Chapter A transatlantic hybrid and a ‘Fauve de la Curiosité’: Edouard Jonas (1883-1961), Dealer and Curator Barbara Lasic, Sotheby’s Institute of Art Tuesday, 26 April 2022, 18.30 (CET), 17.30 (GMT)   Better known as Ernest Cognacq’s artistic adviser … Continue reading A transatlantic hybrid and a ‘Fauve de la Curiosité’: Edouard Jonas Dealer & Curator (26 Apr, 2022)

Collecting family portraits in Medici Florence (20 Apr, 2022)

The Society for the History of Collecting invites you to its online lecture  Organised by the Italian Chapter Collecting family portraits in Medici Florence Pasquale Focarile, Research Collaborator, IMT Lucca Wednesday, 20 April 2022, 18.30 (CET), 17.30 (BST) Against the backdrop of collecting genres, the collection of family portraits was a global phenomenon and a … Continue reading Collecting family portraits in Medici Florence (20 Apr, 2022)