Art Markets, Antique Dealers and Museums: the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Then & Now
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries William Hesketh Lever, later 1st Lord Leverhulme, assembled vast collections of antique furniture, decorative objects and paintings, some of which formed the Lady Lever Art Gallery in 1922, dedicated to his late wife Elizabeth. If assembling his collections today, what would Lord Leverhulme acquire? And what kind of art market would Lord Leverhulme encounter?
This 'In Conversation' event brings together museum curators, academics and art dealers with expert knowledge of the collections at the Lady Lever Art Gallery to discuss and debate collecting Then & Now. Speakers (to be confirmed) include, Professor Nick Pearce, Glasgow University, Robin Emmerson former curator at the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Sandra Penketh, Executive Director for Galleries and Collections Care and Dr Mark Westgarth, University of Leeds.
This is a free event but prebooking is essential.