Cultures of Collecting Study Day (17th Feb) and Pre-Event Reading Group (10th Feb)

Study Day: Cultures of Collecting in Eighteenth-Century Britain and Ireland
Friday 17th February 2017, 1-5.30pm
TORCH, Woodstock Road

From musician’s tunebooks to country houses, this study day will explore personal motivations and methods, social networks, and cultural contexts that led to collecting, categorisation, display and publication.

1pm - lunch

1.30pm - Dr Karen McAulay (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow)
Towards a Taxonomy of Collecting?

2.15pm - Dr Tim Eggington (Queens’ College Library, Cambridge)
Collecting the musical past and present at the Academy of Ancient Music in C18th London

3pm - tea and coffee

3.30pm - Dr Arthur MacGregor (formerly Ashmolean Museum, Oxford)
An Anglo-Irish cabinet of curiosities of the Enlightenment period: the Cobbe collection at Newbridge

4.15pm - Lizzie Rogers (University of Hull)
Chatelaine, Shopper, Heiress: Female Collecting as Preserving Heritage in the Country House

5-5.30pm - closing discussion

The event is free to attend, refreshments provided, all welcome. Please email [email protected] to reserve your place.


Cultures of Collecting Pre-event Reading Group
Friday 10th February, 2-4pm
Committee Room. Faculty of Music, St Aldates

The reading group is an optional add-on event, organised alongside the Cultures of Collecting study day to be held at TORCH on 17th February. The aim of the reading group is to give participants (and those unable to attend on the 17th) the chance to consider some of the relevant literature, and to discuss in an informal setting some of the fascinating work that is taking place in this subject area.

Refreshments provided.

Please contact [email protected] to register to attend the reading group.

Recommended reading has been supplied by each of the speakers (see pdf), it is not necessary to have read every item to participate in either the reading group or the study day.

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