The Wallace Collection Series of Seminars in the History of Collecting 2022

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Call for Papers
September 17, 2021
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Archival Science, Art, Art History & Visual Studies

The seminar series was 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.

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 last Monday of every month during the calendar year, excluding August and December, 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 should generally be about 45–60 minutes long. Seminars take place between 5.30 and 7pm. While we hope that the seminars can resume in situ at the Wallace Collection at some stage during 2022, the Collection will follow government guidelines about best practice as it evolves in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it is quite possible that the seminars will continue to take place on Zoom throughout the year.

If interested, please send a short text (500–750 words), a brief CV, and indicate any months when you would not be available to speak, by Friday 17 September 2021.

For more information and to submit a proposal, please contact:

Please note that if seminars take place at the Wallace Collection we are able to contribute up to the following sums towards speakers’ travelling expenses on submission of receipts:

•           Speakers within the UK – £ 80

•           Speakers from Continental Europe – £ 160

•           Speakers from outside Europe – £ 250

Contact Info: 

For more information and to submit a proposal, please contact Natalia Munoz-Rojas, the Enriqueta Harris Frankfort Curatorial Assistant, at