The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
History of Collecting Seminars

Seminars in the History of Collecting Programme 2014. All Lectures start at 17:30 in the Lecture Theatre. Booking not required.


29th September: Tobias Capwell, Curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection: Masters of Arms? Sir Richard Wallace and Robert Lyons Scott as Collectors of Weapons and Armour

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



The seminar series has been established as part of the Wallace Collection’s commitment to the research and study of the history of collections and collecting, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Paris and London.  In 2015, as in previous years, we plan to organise a series of around 10 seminars.

We are keen to encourage contributions covering all aspects of the history of collecting, including:

• Formation and dispersal of collections
• Dealers, auctioneers and the art market
• Collectors
• Museums
• Inventory work
• Research resources

The seminars, which are normally held on the 4th Monday of every month during the calendar year, act as a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into the history of collecting. Seminars are open to curators, academics, historians, archivists and all those with an interest in the subject. Papers are generally 45-60 minutes long and all the seminars take place at the Wallace Collection between 5.30 and 7pm.

If interested, please send a brief text (500-750 words), including a brief CV and an indication of which month you free to speak at, by 30 September 2014.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please contact:
The Wallace Collection, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN
Tel: +44 (0)207 563 9515