The Antique Dealer in Fact & Fiction

The Antique Dealer in Fact & Fiction – hosted by the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA)

Miles Birkett Foster – The Old Curiosity Shop – wikicommons

A Lighthearted Zoom Talk with Dr Mark Westgarth

Wednesday 17th March @ 3.30pm – on Zoom

Mark Westgarth is Associate Professor in Art History and Museum Studies at the University of Leeds in the UK.

He is founder and Director of the Centre for the Study of the Art & Antiques Market in the School of Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies.

He is author of A Biographical Dictionary of 19th Century Antique & Curiosity Dealers (2011), SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story (2019) and more recently, The Emergence of the Antique & Curiosity Dealer in Britain 1815-1850: the commodification of historical objects (2020).

He was guest curator for the recent exhibition, ‘SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story’ at the Bowes Museum, County Durham.

This will be a light-hearted talk about the role of antique dealers in fact and fiction and will cover from Dickens to Lovejoy!  Should be fun!

Book Here – BADA