Art and the Market: Examining the Intersections between Museums, Philanthropy, Commerce and the Law

Thu 11 - Fri 12 May 2023, 09:30 - 16:00

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The Guildhall, St Martins Courtyard, Coney St, York YO1 9QL

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British Academy/Wellcome Trust Conferences bring together scholars and specialists from around the world to explore themes related to health and wellbeing.

This conference will examine the intersections between the art market, private philanthropy and the ways in which the legal system has facilitated or impeded such practices.

With a combination of academics and legal specialists, alongside curators, collectors and dealers, a clearer picture of how these seemingly disparate groups interact, and how the commercial art market and collectors shaped the holdings of major national collections, in the UK and beyond, will emerge.

Looking to inform the present from the study of the past, this conference will highlight the complex but pivotal links between philanthropy, commerce, and curation, to present a number of timely and much-needed insights into a well-known, but little-studied, and poorly understood series of relationships that are central to the cultural heritage of many modern nations.

Conference convenors:

  • Dr Richard McClary, University of York
  • Dr Marta Herrero, University of York

Speakers across the two-day conference include:

  • Ms Clare Blatherwick, Clare Blatherwick Jewellery
  • Dr Renate Buijze, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dr Isabelle Gadoin, Sorbonne Université, France
  • Mr Till Vere Hodge, Payne Hicks Beach
  • Professor Michael White, University of York
  • Dr St John Simpson, British Museum
  • Professor Flip Vermeylen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dr Emma Waring, University of York
  • Professor Frances Fowle, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Katalin Andreides, Andreides Law
  • Dr Kathryn Brown, University of Loughborough

Please download the programme here

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