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…


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

Location: Nathan Bodington Chamber, Parkinson Building, University of Leeds

This two-day conference investigates 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 are delighted to confirm Dr. Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting) at the National Gallery, London as our keynote speaker.

The PGR subcommittee of the Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market at the University of Leeds includes Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, Anna Reeve, Shir Kochavi and Heather Findling.

Registration is now closed. Thank you to all who registered for the conference and we look forward to seeing you next week!

See (Provisional) Programme Here

Please contact us at csaa@leeds.ac.uk

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.


More ‘Where is it Now?’ objects

Following the successful finding of the early 18th century delftware plate in the 'Where is it Now?' theme in the Phillips of Hitchin archive, we have posted another 6 photographs of objects from the archive in the 'Where is it Now?' pages; do click on the relevant tab in the tool bar on the CSAAM website above to see them all.

PhD student based in the CSAAM invited to The Winterthur

PhD student Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth has been invited as a Visiting Research Fellow to the Wintethur Museum and with the University of Delaware in America this Spring. The Winterthur Museum was founded by art collector and businessman Henry Francis du Pont and has an incredible collection of American and European decorative art, boasting over 90,000 objects. An Arts and Humanities Research Council (White Rose Consortium) funded PhD student Caroline will be taking up the Fellowship from April to June 2017. During this two-month residency, she will be working closely alongside Senior Curators to assess and research the French decorative arts collections held by the Winterthur, with a particular emphasis on ceramics.

Registration Now Live for Conference: ‘Private Collecting and Public Display: Art Markets and Museums’

Registration for the 'Private Collecting- Public Display' conference at the Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market on 30th and 31st March is OPEN

‘Where is it Now?’

As part of the various projects we are planning for the rich potential that the various Antique Dealer archives we have developed a project called 'Where is it Now?'. You can follow the project by clicking on the 'Where is it Now?' tab, above, on the Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market.  We are identifying photographs of objects in some of the archive photograph albums in the Phillips of Hitchin archive in the hope that we can make connections with them again in their current locations, whether that be in public museums, private and other collections, if indeed they still exist. [caption id="attachment_156" align="alignleft" width="150"]ms1999-4-1-52-plaque 'Where is it Now?' Photograph courtesy of the Brotherton Library Special Collections, University of Leeds, 2016.[/caption]
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