Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market

About the Centre

The Centre for the Study for the Art and Antiques Market at the University of Leeds is the first research centre with a specific focus on the study of the history of the trade in art and antiques. Read more…

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Inaugural Conference ‘Private Collecting and Public Display: Art Markets and Museums’

Frederick MacKenzie, The National Gallery when at Mr J.J. Angerstein's House, Pall Mall, 1824-34, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Conference Dates: 30 - 31 March, 2017

This two-day conference hosted under the Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market investigated the relationships between ‘private’ collections of art (fine art, decorative art and antiquities), and the changing dynamics of their display in ‘public’ exhibitions and museums.

We were delighted to present Dr. Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting) at the National Gallery, London as our keynote speaker.

The Centre's PGR subcommittee responsible for organising the conference included Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, Anna Reeve, Shir Kochavi and Heather Findling.

For a detailed summary of the conference roundtable, please click on the following link

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Research Interests

The Centre is a research hub for interdisciplinary study of the markets for art and antiques.

The interdisciplinary nature of the Centre is reflected by a ‘community of interests’, and includes academics (from various schools and faculties at the University of Leeds, as well as other universities and institutions); students (UG, TPG and PGR); archivists, museum professionals and art and antique market professionals.

News

Contemporary & Historic Issues in the Art Market Part II

An Autopsy of the Sale of the Century

The second of our ‘informal’ occasional research seminar series focused on Contemporary & Historic Issues in the Art Market, organised by the Centre for the Study of the Art & Antiques Market (CSAAM) takes place on TUESDAY 19th December, 4.00pm-5.00pm in Fine Art Building, G.04. ‘Contemporary & Historic Issues’ alternately considers the issues and questions raised by events and issues discussed in the context of the current, and historic, art market. The focus of this seminar will be an 'autopsy' on the auction sale of Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi - and the world record price of an artwork (at auction) of $450,312,500.

Historic & Contemporary Issues in the Art Market

The first in a new ‘informal’ occasional research seminar series focused on Contemporary & Historic Issues in the Art Market, organised by the Centre for the Study of the Art & Antiques Market (CSAAM) The seminar takes place on MONDAY 13th November, 3.00pm-4.00pm in Parkinson Building, B.09. ‘Contemporary & Historic Issues’ alternately considers the issues and questions raised by events and issues discussed in the context of the current, and historic, art market. The focus of ‘The Sale of the Century’ seminar is the forthcoming auction sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s painting Salvator Mundi, which is to be sold at Christie’s auction of Post War & Contemporary Art in New York on November 15th. Open Discussion format – just come along and ‘discuss’ the issues. All Welcome     Image - ArtNews.com

Pricing the Priceless?

Pricing the Priceless? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Cultural Economy of the Global Contemporary Art Market

The increasing dominance of contemporary art in the structures of production and consumption in the art market in recent years has been of considerable note. This research seminar aims to direct critical attention to the significance of this shift through a concentration on how value is created, conceptualised, mediated, valorised and policed within the contemporary Global art market.
 

Perspectives on the Art Market Talks

Our next public talk in the 'Perspectives on the Art Market' series takes place on MONDAY 6th November 2017, 4.30pm-5.30pm in BAINES WING, room 2.06 at the University of Leeds.  Caroline McCaffrey, one of the Centre for the Art & Antiques Market PhD students, will present 'work in progress' arisng from her research on the collecting of Sevres porcelain in the 19th century.

'Sevres-mania'? Collecting Sevres porcelain on the nineteenth-century art market'

              Our Chinamaniacs Abroad, before a ‘Vase en porcelaine de Sèvres’, 1877. © Punch. ALL WELCOME.
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