Art and the Market: Examining the Intersections between Museums, Philanthropy, Commerce and the Law

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British Academy/Wellcome Trust Conferences bring together scholars and specialists from around the world to explore themes related to health and wellbeing.

This conference will examine the intersections between the art market, private philanthropy and the ways in which the legal system has facilitated or impeded such practices.

With a combination of academics and legal specialists, alongside curators, collectors and dealers, a clearer picture of how these seemingly disparate groups interact, and how the commercial art market and collectors shaped the holdings of major national collections, in the UK and beyond, will emerge.

Looking to inform the present from the study of the past, this conference will highlight the complex but pivotal links between philanthropy, commerce, and curation, to present a number of timely and much-needed insights into a well-known, but little-studied, and poorly understood series of relationships that are central to the cultural heritage of many modern nations.
Period11 May 202312 May 2023
Event typeConference
LocationYorkShow on map