EXHIBITION: ‘Creating a National Collection’ (28 May – 4 September 2021), Southampton City Art Gallery

‘Creating a National Collection: The Partnership between Southampton City Art Gallery and the National Gallery‘ explores, for the first time, Southampton’s 92-year partnership with the National Gallery and the role London played in the evolution of Southampton’s collection. It will see loans from the National Gallery alongside works acquired by Southampton as part of the partnership. Continue reading “EXHIBITION: ‘Creating a National Collection’ (28 May – 4 September 2021), Southampton City Art Gallery”

‘Hidden Gems’, ICOM-ICDAD virtual conference, 15- 16 October 2020, registration is open

The ICDAD 2020 virtual conference looks at “hidden gem” objects, exploring collections from Asia, Europe, the US, and Mexico. Please click here to register for the conference About this Event Every public decorative arts and design collection has hidden corners and unplumbed depths, and many private collections are difficult for outsiders to access during theContinue reading “‘Hidden Gems’, ICOM-ICDAD virtual conference, 15- 16 October 2020, registration is open”

Updated Programme: COLLECTING SPAIN: SPANISH DECORATIVE ARTS IN BRITAIN AND SPAIN, Hochhauser Auditorium, Victoria and Albert Museum, 8 and 9 June 2018

Coordinators: Ana Cabrera and Lesley Miller This conference explores collecting practices, attitudes to and perceptions of Spanish decorative arts in Britain and Spain from the 19thcentury onwards, and how these attitudes influenced the development of museums and museum collections in both countries. The case studies aredrawnfrom the British and Spanish museum collections. The conference isContinue reading “Updated Programme: COLLECTING SPAIN: SPANISH DECORATIVE ARTS IN BRITAIN AND SPAIN, Hochhauser Auditorium, Victoria and Albert Museum, 8 and 9 June 2018”

Deadline 15 November: The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium: Collecting (in) the Middle Ages (6th-16th century), 16 February 2018

Call for papers: The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium: Collecting (in) the Middle Ages, The Courtauld Institute of Art, 16 February 2017 Deadline: 15 November 2017 The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium invites speakers to consider the nature of medieval collections, the context of their creation and fruition, and theirContinue reading “Deadline 15 November: The Courtauld Institute of Art’s 23rd Annual Medieval Postgraduate Colloquium: Collecting (in) the Middle Ages (6th-16th century), 16 February 2018”