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The Society for the History of Collecting welcomes you to join in the discussion on the following topics:

Prized Possessions: Dutch Paintings from the National Trust Houses

The Paston Treasure Exhibition: The Word in a Microcosm

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Upcoming Conferences

Raphael in the Academies of Art (Rome, Oct 20) (click here for more details)

Goldsmiths & Bankers as Collectors (London, 28 October 2019) (click here for more details)

The Reception of Leonardo in the 16th and 17th Cent. (Rome, 24-25 Oct 19) (click here for more details)

Emigre Art Historians and Britain (London, 5-6 November 2019) (click here for more details)

Looking after the Royal Collection (London, 7 November 2019) (click here for more details)

Cosimo III de’ Medici’s travels through the Netherlands (Florence, 6-8 November 2019)(click here for more details)

Seminar for History of Collecting and Art Market (Paris, 2020)(click here for more details and the deadline is approaching in early November)

France in Italy: French gothic art and artists in Italy (Lausanne, 14-15 November 19) (click here for more details)

Collecting and Collections: Digital Lives and Afterlives Workshop, (London, 14-15 November 2019) (click here for more details)

British, Continental, & American Furniture and Interiors (London, 22 November 2019) (click here for more details)

Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present (25 & 26 November 2019) (click here for more details)

Being on the Border (Lucca, 26-29 November 2019) (click here for more details)

Borman and Sons in Context (Leuven, 27-29 November 2019) (click here for more details)

Art as Cultural Diplomacy (Prague, 13-14 Dec 19) (click here for more details)

The Collector and Cultural Narratives (Chicago 12-15 February 2020) (click here for more details)

Seminaire Histoire des collections du marche de l’art (Paris, 18 February – 9 June 2020) (click here for more details)

Study Day on Nineteenth-Century French Drawings (Cleveland, 13 March 2020) (click here for more details)

Collecting, Antiquities, and Eighteenth-Century Art (St. Louis, 19-21 March 2020) (click here for more details)

Willem Goeree and the production of knowledge (The Hague, 27 March 20) (click here for more details)

Session at AAH (Newcastle, 1-3 Apr 20) (click here for more details)

A New Look at Filippo Baldinucci (Philadelphia, 2-4 April 2020) (click here for more details)

Exhausted with Antiquity (Philadelphia, 2-4 Apr 2020) (click here for more details)

Relics and the Arts between Europe and America (Bogota, 8-12 June 2020) (click here for more details)

Jewish Collectors and Patterns of Taste (Paris, 22-23 June 2020) (click here for more details)

2 Sessions at EAUH 2020 (Antwerp, 2-5 September 2020) (click here for more details)


For more details on upcoming conferences on the subject of the history of collecting, please click here.