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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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DVD 177
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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.
Smith, Pamela H., 1957-
Meyers, Amy R. W.
Snodin, Michael.
Weisberg-Roberts, Alicia.
Eger, Elizabeth.
Neri, Janice.
Allen, Brian, 1952-
Sloboda, Stacey.
Aymonino, Adriano.
Hanson, Craig Ashley.
Bann, Stephen.
Powell, Margaret K. (Margaret Ketchum), 1947-
Baker, Malcolm, 1945-
Sullivan, Greg.
Knox, Tim.
Roman, Cynthia E.
Sweet, Rosemary.
Haggerty, George E.
Calè, Luisa.
Sloan, Kim.
Birkbeck College.
Victoria and Albert Museum.
Yale Center for British Art.
Lewis Walpole Library.

  • [1] 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.