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4 September 2019

New teaching partnership with the Wallace Collection

Wishing to pursue a career in a heritage organisation, antique-dealing, auctioneering, museums, conservation or interior design?  A limited number of full-time and part-time places are available on the MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors starting in October 2019 and…

2 November 2018

Alumnus appointed as Riesener Project Coordinator at the Wallace Collection

Congratulations to Alexander Collins, MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors alumnus, for his recent appointment as Riesener Project Coordinator at the Wallace Collection. The Riesener Project is a collaboration between The Wallace Collection, the Royal Collection Trust and Waddesdon Manor,…

16 January 2018

Call for papers: The Roman art world in the 18th century and the birth of the art academy in Britain

The Accademia di San Luca and the British School at Rome (BSR) invite submissions for papers for the conference The Roman Art World in the 18th Century and the Birth of the Art Academy in Britain, to be held in…

8 February 2017

Publication of the week: Dr Barbara Lasic

Barbara Lasic, “Ethnicity”, in P. McNeil (ed.), A Cultural History of Fashion Vol.4: The Age of Enlightenment (1650-1800) (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016). A Cultural History of Dress and Fashion presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. This…

12 December 2016

Publication of the week: Dr Adriano Aymonino

Adriano Aymonino & Manolo Guerci, “The architectural transformation of Northumberland House under the 7th Duke of Somerset and the 1st Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, 1748-86”, The Antiquaries Journal 96 (2016), 315-61. DOI: 10.1017/S0003581516000676. Northumberland House constituted one of the…

23 March 2016

History of Art MA mentioned in The Guardian

A Guardian survey of postgraduate degrees in the art market includes a report on Buckingham’s MA in the Art Market and the History of Collections.  Jeremy Howard is quoted, saying “The unique selling point of the course is that it…

17 March 2016

Talk by Dr Barbara Lasic at the Wellcome Collection

On 24 March 2016, Dr Lasic is giving a talk at the Wellcome Collection in London entitled Dangerous Liaisons. Vilified and mocked, yet irresistibly enticing, cosmetic artifice in the eighteenth century was no longer the preserve of wealthy elites and was…

23 October 2015

62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (April 2016)

Dr Adriano Aymonino will give a paper at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Renaissance Society of America (Boston, 31 March–2 April 2016): “From practice to theory: the role of the Antique in Italian Renaissance workshops”.  Here is the abstract…

22 October 2015

Paper by Adriano Aymonino at Georgian Group symposium

Dr Adriano Aymonino spoke at the Georgian Group’s symposium on Robert Adam and His Brothers (23-24 September 2015).  His paper was entitled “Robert Adam and the birth of the ‘true style of antique decoration’: the interiors at Kedleston Hall and…

16 October 2015

Publication of the week: Dr Barbara Lasic

Lasic, B., “Madame de Pompadour”, “The Serilly Cabinet”, “The Art of Writing” in Elizabeth Miller & Hilary Young (eds), The Arts of Living, (London: V&A Publishing, 2015). ISBN: 978-1-85177-807-2. Published to accompany the landmark opening of the V&A’s new Europe…