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In Conversation: The Lady Lever Art Gallery

Year of the Dealer
Thursday 21 November 2019, 18:00 - 20:00

YoD ‘In Conversation’ – The Lady Lever Art Gallery

THURSDAY 21st November 2019 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Art Markets, Antique Dealers and Museums: the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Then & Now

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries William Hesketh Lever, later 1st Lord Leverhulme, assembled vast collections of antique furniture, decorative objects and paintings, some of which formed the Lady Lever Art Gallery 1922, dedicated to his late wife Elizabeth. If assembling his collections today, what would Lord Leverhulme acquire? And what kind of art market would Lord Leverhulme encounter?

This ‘In Conversation’ event brings together museum curators, academics and art and antique dealers with expert knowledge of the collections at the Lady Lever Art Gallery to discuss and debate collecting Then & Now.

Speakers include, Professor Nick Pearce, Glasgow University, Robin Emmerson, former curator at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Sandra Penketh, Director of Galleries, Liverpool, Colin Simpson, Curator, Williamson Art Gallery & Museum, Peter Wood, Antique Dealer & Collector, 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.  The event is FREE to attend and includes a wine reception – booking is essential via Lady Lever Art Gallery bookings online,  This event is now LIVE for bookings so do book your place - numbers are limited, first come, first served.  BOOK via the link below:

6.00pm – Welcome, with wine reception

6.30pm – In Conversation

7.20pm – Questions from audience

8.00pm - Close