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In Conversation: The Victoria & Albert Museum

Year of the Dealer
Thursday 7 May 2020, 18:30 - 20:30

YoD ‘In Conversation’ – The Victoria & Albert Museum, London

THURSDAY 7th MAY 2020 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Art Markets, Antique Dealers and Museums: The Victoria & Albert Museum, Then & Now

 Since the 1850s, when The Victoria & Albert Museum (then the South Kensington Museum) was established, the collections of fine and decorative art have been assembled through 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 the V&A Museum to discuss and debate the art market and the public museum.

Speakers include, Joanna Norman, Director of The Research Institute at the V&A, Martin Levy, antiques dealer, 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 via V&A booking system - please BOOK HERE.

6.30pm – Welcome

6.35pm – In Conversation

7.35pm – Questions from audience

8.00pm - Wine Reception

8.30pm - Close