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Antique Dealer Project Conference

March 22, 2016

Temple Newsam House, Leeds, April 14 – 15, 2016 Registration deadline: Apr 10, 2016

This two day conference is an opportunity to hear about the AHRC funded
32 month research project focused on the history of the British Antique Trade in the 20th century.

PROGRAMME

THURSDAY 14th April – Temple Newsam House

9.30am
Registration (Great Hall)

10.00am
Welcome (Project Team) (Picture Gallery)

10.10am
Welcome (John Roles, Head of Museums & Galleries, Leeds)

10.20am
Address (Mark Bridge, Antiques Trade Gazette) 35 Years at the ATG

10.50am
KEYNOTE
Dr Mark Westgarth (University of Leeds) Principal Investigator The British Antiques Trade in the 20th Century – a cultural geography

11.40am
Dr Eleanor Quince (University of Southampton) Co-Investigator Voices from the Trade: Oral History Interviews

12.15pm
Tea/Coffee & biscuits

12.45pm
Elizabeth Jamieson (University of Leeds) Research Fellow Crowther & Sons: investigating an archive

1.15pm
Discussion

1.30pm
LUNCH (Great Hall)

2.30pm
Antique Dealers and Temple Newsam HIDDEN HISTORIES Tours led by Curators, Members of the Project Team, and Dealer Specialists

4.00pm
Tea/Coffee break

4.30pm
Behind the Scenes Sessions  – Archives & Objects sessions led by Curators, Members of the Project Team and Dealer Specialists (1) Antique Dealer ARCHIVES (2) Antique Dealer OBJECTS.

6.00pm
Reception – champagne/wine/canapés (Great Hall and Terrace)

6.15pm
Speeches (Great Hall)
Marco Forgione (Chief Executive, British Antique Dealers’ Association)

6.30pm
Open House (free flow) accompanied by music (Historic Broadwood Piano) in the Great Hall.

7.00pm  & 7.30pm
Playing of the 18th Century George Pyke Musical Organ Clock in the staircase hall.

8.00pm
‘Carriages’ – end of first day.

FRIDAY 15th April – Temple Newsam House

9.30am
Registration (Great Hall)

10.00am
Welcome (Project Team) (Picture Gallery)

10.10am
Martin Levy (H. Blairman & Sons) H. Blairman & Sons

10.30am
Dominic Jellinek (formerly Bluett & Sons) Bluett & Sons

10.50am
Christian Jussel (formerly Verney & Jussel) The Transatlantic Migration of British Antique Dealers to America
1890-1920

11.10am
Tea/Coffee biscuits

11.30am
In Conversation – A selection of our Antique Dealer Oral History Interviewees in conversation.

12.30pm
LUNCH (Great Hall)

1.30pm
Facilitated Discussion Group Session (1) ‘So what, exactly, is an ‘antique?’’ (Dining Room)

Facilitated Discussion Group Session (2) ‘The end of antique furniture?’ (Georgian Library)

2.30pm
Tea/Coffee (Great Hall)

2.45pm
Facilitated Discussion Group Session (3) ‘For the love of art, or money?…the Antique Trade and Museums’ (Dining
Room)

Facilitated Discussion Group Session (4) ‘A profession or a pastime?…the social geography of antique dealing’
(Georgian Library)

3.45pm
Discussion Groups Feedback & Closing Remarks (Picture Gallery)

4.30pm
CLOSE

Costs:
Full Two Days (inc all lunches/canapé reception/refreshments/tours/etc)
– £95 per person
Thursday Day Rate (inc lunch/canapé reception/tours/etc) – £65 per person Friday Day Rate (inc lunch/etc) – £55 per person

Student Rates – (two days, inc.) £55 per student; (one day, inc.) £30 per student

Conference Bookings via Leeds University Booking System

BOOK HERE
http://store.leeds.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&catid=520&prodvarid=363

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