‘The long history of the return and restitution of the Benin royal treasures to Nigeria’ (2 Feb, 2022)

The Society for the History of Collecting invites you to its Online Lecture Organised by the French Chapter ‘The long history of the return and restitution of the Benin royal treasures to Nigeria’ Felicity Bodenstein, Sorbonne Université, Paris 2 February 2022, 7.30pm (CET), 6.30pm (GMT) This talk considers the long history of requests for return, … Continue reading ‘The long history of the return and restitution of the Benin royal treasures to Nigeria’ (2 Feb, 2022)

Review: The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815–1850: The Commodification of Historical Objects

The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815–1850: The Commodification of Historical Objects By Mark Westgarth, 2020. London : Routledge, 192 pp., 36 b/w illustrations. £120 (hardback) £36.99 (eBook), ISBN 9781409405795 (hardback) ISBN 9781003028147 (ebook) - Imogen Tedbury ‘The place through which he made his way at leisure was one of those … Continue reading Review: The Emergence of the Antique and Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815–1850: The Commodification of Historical Objects

Collection/Séminaire sur le collectionnisme et le marché de l’art 

COLLECTION / Séminaire sur le collectionnisme et le marché de l’art Honoré Daumier, Les Amateurs, 1865-1868, Walters Art Museum (CCO) APPEL À COMMUNICATION Les organisateurs de Collection/Séminaire sur le collectionnisme et le marché de l’art, lancent un appel à communication pour les séances mensuelles du séminaire en 2022. Depuis sa fondation en 2020 le séminaire Collection entend être un … Continue reading Collection/Séminaire sur le collectionnisme et le marché de l’art 

CFP: ArCo 2020 (Florence, 28-29 May 20)

Subject: CFP: ArCo 2020 (Florence, 28-29 May 20) Dipartimento di Architettura (DiDA) of the Florence University (UNIFI), Florence, May 28 - 29, 2020 Deadline: Sep 15, 2019 ArCo 2020, 1st International Conference on Art Collections (1stArCo): Cultural Heritage, Safety and Digital Innovation. ArCo is an International Conference dedicated to innovative experiences in Museum and Art Collections. The … Continue reading CFP: ArCo 2020 (Florence, 28-29 May 20)

Micromosaics: Highlights from the Gilbert Collection (5 December 2018)

Join Dr. Heike Zech to guide you through this spectacular Art of the Reduction It would be easy to mistake a ‘Micromosaic’ for a painting: put together from thousands of minute and very fine glass pieces, the finished product is characterised by such an astonishing level of detail that makes it difficult to believe that … Continue reading Micromosaics: Highlights from the Gilbert Collection (5 December 2018)