Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market

Contemporary & Historic Issues No.4

Centre for the Study of the Art & Antiques Market (CSAAM)

Contemporary & Historic Issues in the Art Market

TUESDAY 11th December 2018: 5.00pm-6.00pm

Maurice Keyworth Building 1.32

‘The Elephant in the Room?’

The fourth in 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)

The recent substitution of the inlaid ivory alphabetical letters with plastic substitute ‘ivorine’ in the 18th century chest of drawers by Thomas Chippendale, formerly at Nostell Priory, prior to its sale by auction, illustrates, one might say, an extreme response to the proposed tightening up of the legislation on the sale of cultural objects made with, or containing, ivory. With the new legislation currently being pushed through Parliament, this session focuses on the polarised and contentious issues surrounding the debates. Open Discussion format – just come along and ‘discuss’ the issues; email Mark Westgarth for more information if needed m.w.westgarth@leeds.ac.ukALL WELCOME

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