Seminars in the History of Collecting Programme 2014. All Lectures start at 17:30 in the Lecture Theatre. Booking not required.
30th June: Angelica Groom, Associate Lecturer for the Open University and the University of Sussex: Animal collecting at the Medici court: deploying living and stuffed species as an inspiration for art
28th July: Rachel Finnegan, Lecturer in Tourism & Heritage Studies in the School of Humanities, Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland: The ‘Curious Collections’ of the Reverend Doctor Richard Pococke (1704-1765)
29th September: Matthew Withey, Curator at the Abbotsford Trust, Melrose: Sir Walter Scott’s home Abbotsford
27th October: Stephen Lloyd, Curator of the Derby Collection, Knowsley Hall, Merseyside: The Derby Collection at Knowsley Hall: formation, dispersal and revival
24th November: Alessandro Nasini, Curator of Photographs, Royal Collection Trust: Antiquities collected by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, during his ‘Eastern Tour’ in 1862