Curious specimens [videorecording] : enlightenment objects, collections, narratives : conference, 15-17 April 2010.
- London, 2010.
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- 6 videodisc (DVD) (263 min.) : b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
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This confrence brings together academic and museum scholars to present and discuss new perspectives on eighteenth-century practices of collecting, using as its focus two exhibitions: Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill (V&A, 6 March - 4 July 2010) and Mrs. Delaney and her circle (Sir John Soane's Museum, 19 February - 1 May 2010)
- Subject Terms:
- Delany, Mrs. (Mary), 1700-1788.Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.Portland, Margaret Cavendish Holles Harley Bentinck, Duchess of, 1715-1785.Walpole, Horace, 1717-1797 -- Collectors and collecting.
-  Keynote: Curious modes of production: making objects in early modern world / Pamela Smith.--[2-3] Panel 1: Walpole and Delany / Michael Snodin and Alicia Weisberg Roberts; chaired by Amy Meyers.--Panel 2: Collectors, predisciplinarity, divisions of knowledge. Quills and other feathers: Elizabeth Montagu and the matter of friendship / Elizabeth Eger [and] Paper kingdoms: Mary Delany, the Duchess of Portland, and the Consequences of collage / Janice Neri; chaired by Alicia Weisberg Roberts.--Panel 3: Collectors, predisciplinarity, divisions of knowledge II. Materials displays: porcelain and natural history in the Duchess of Portland's Museum / Stacey Sloboda; A mirror of the enlightenment: the collections of Elizabeth Seymour Percy, first Duchess of Northumberland / Adriano Aymonino; Collecting virture: the patronage and acquisitions of Richard Mead in early Georgian London / Craig Hanson; chaired by Brian Allen.
- Plenary: Curiosity future and past: Siting Horace Walpole / Stephan Bann; chaired by Margaret Powell.--[4-6] Keynote: Walpole and sculpture / Malcolm Baker; chaired by Greg Sullivan.--Panel 1: Aesthetic and/or antiquarian collecting. Collecting copies, surrogates, and misattributions / Cynthia Roman; Contrary to my system and my humour: Horace Walpole and antiquarian collecting in the 18th century / Rosemary Sweet; Eccentric collectors: Walpole, Beckford, and the Eroctics of things / George Haggerty; chaired by Tim Knox.--Final Panel discussion: Museums, collecting, predisciplinarity / malcolm Baker, Tim Knox, Kim Sloan, Michael Snodin; chaired by Luisa Calè.