The Ballroom at Knole, Sevenoaks, Kent. © National Trust Images/Andreas von Einsiedel

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Applications open: Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters 2019 (deadline Monday 12 August 2019)

Bursaries for Art Fund Curators Programme at Frieze Masters 2019 Together with Frieze, the National Gallery Subject Specialist Network: European Paintings pre-1900 and the National Portrait Gallery Subject Specialist Network: Understanding British Portraits, Art Fund is delighted to offer up to 10 fully funded places for museum and gallery curatorial professionals working with public collections […]

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Exhibition and call for papers: ‘Power Couples. The Pendant Format in Art’

Venue: Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah Deadline for abstracts: 15 June 2019 Exhibition: 11 July to 8 December 2019 Power Couples: The Pendant Format in Art considers how two interdependent works, called pendants, convey meaning. The study of this popular portrait format reveals a variety of artistic strategies at play – desires to […]

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Call for manuscripts: Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets

Brill’s Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to original scholarship on the social, cultural, and economic mechanisms underlying the circulation of art. Over the last two decades interest in the formation, display, and dissolution of art collections has increased tremendously; art markets, trade routes, and dealer […]

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“Far more popular than any portrait gallery ever before”: The Sir George Scharf Sketchbooks at the National Portrait Gallery by Philip Cottrell

1857 was an annus mirabilis for both George Scharf (1820-1895) and the cultural life of the United Kingdom due to his crucial role in two watershed events: the foundation of the National Portrait Gallery and the staging of the Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition. A new database devoted to Scharf’s activities during this period has now […]

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Call for Papers: Goldsmiths and Bankers as Collectors

Conference: Goldsmiths’ Hall, London, 28 October, 2019 Deadline for submissions: Friday 10 May, 2019 2019 will see the return to Osterley Park of one of the many remarkable Old Master paintings acquired by the Child family in the throes of Britain’s late 17th century financial revolution. The Childs are part of a long line of […]

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