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Recent years have seen a resurgence of interest in the formation and display of country house collections of art and antiquities in Britain, and particularly those created as a result of a Grand Tour to Italy in the eighteenth century. However, the organisation of the art market at that time has received less attention, and far less than it deserves given its fundamental role in the processes by which objects arrived in collections at that time. This conference seeks to explore the processes by which these collections were formed, interrogating The relationship between the Italian and British art markets of the eighteenth century, the role of the dealers in Italy and the auction houses in Britain, through which many of the objects were later to pass, encompassing in depth discussion of the objects themselves.
FECHA /DATE/DATA: 16-17/09/2021
UPDATE: It is with regret that we have decided to postpone the Antiquities, the Art Market and Collecting in Britain and Italy in the 18th century conference at Birkbeck this year (17th-18th September 2020), due to the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis. Given the current limitations on travel and the closure of university campuses, research institutions, libraries, archives and collections, as well as the obvious challenges to personal safety, the conference will not take place this year. It will instead be held on 16th-17th September 2021.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Birkbeck, University of London (London, England)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Dr Caroline Barron; Professor Catharine Edwards; Professor Kate Retford