All this week ( August 22nd-26th) we have been cleaning and cataloguing the Phillips of Hitchin antique dealer archives at the Brotherton Library Special Collections (BLSC). Thanks to the BLSC and our small team of enthusiastic volunteers we have managed to make excellent progress on getting this important archive open to the public. Here are the team of volunteers and BLSC staff working hard on cleaning the archive.
A one-day workshop on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at The Treasures Gallery, University of Leeds & Temple Newsam House, Leeds
This event aims to start Conversation between Archives, People and Objects by bringing together some materials from the key Antique Dealer Archives that have been donated to the Brotherton Library Special Collections, into a dialogue with People and Objects associated with the archive. It is an opportunity for an interdisciplinary discussion, bringing together antique dealers, museum professionals, students, members of the general public and academics.
10.30am – The Treasures Gallery, Parkinson Building, The University of Leeds: ‘Antique Dealer Archives’ – a presentation on antique dealer archives, together with informal discussion on some examples of archive material from the Brotherton.
12.30pm – Lunch for all participants – networking and discussion.
1.45pm – Coach from University of Leeds to Temple Newsam House (for all participants)
2.00pm – Objects, Archives, People – Hidden History Tours of Temple Newsam House collections – bringing objects, archives, and people, together in Conversation.
4.00pm – Close – coach back to University of Leeds, arriving at c.4.30pm.
The workshop is free but booking is essential. Please book your place here.
This event is organised by The Centre for the Study for the Art and Antiques Market at the University of Leeds. It is the first research centre, both nationally and internationally, with a specific focus on the study of the history of the trade in both art and antiques.
Image: Blairman & Sons, London, stand at Grosvenor House Antiques Fair 1950
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