In Conversation: Temple Newsam, Leeds

YoD ‘In Conversation’ – Temple Newsam, Leeds

THURSDAY 23rd April 2020 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Art Markets, Antique Dealers and Museums: Temple Newsam, Then & Now

From 1922, when Temple Newsam was opened as a country house museum, the collections of fine and decorative art have been a series of acquisitions by a succession of curators, as well as being augmented through generous gifts and bequests.  What are the criteria for adding to the collections today, and what can an historical view of the previous collecting activities tell us about changing tastes and fashions, and the shifting landscape of the art market.

This ‘In Conversation’ event brings together museum curators, academics and art dealers with expert knowledge of the collections at Temple Newsam to discuss and debate collecting for Temple Newsam.

Speakers include Adam Toole, curator at Temple Newsam, James Lomax, former curator at Temple Newsam, leading antique dealers Martin Levy and Jerome Phillips, and Dr Mark Westgarth, University of Leeds.

This ‘In Conversation’ event is part of a series of events in the AHRC funded ‘Year of the Dealer’ Impact and Engagement project.  A wine reception will be held; the event is free to attend – booking is essential – you can book a place via Eventbrite HERE.

6.00pm – Welcome, with wine

6.30pm – In Conversation

7.20pm – Questions from audience

8.00pm – Close