Leeds launches new Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market (CSAAM)

The centre is the first of its kind, both nationally and internationally, with a specific focus on the history of the trade in both art and antiques.

Image: M. Harris, 40-54 New Oxford St., London, 1921 - Connoisseur, 1921.


The Centre will enable interdisciplinary study of the art and antiques markets and will also encourage dialogue with external partners, such as museums and business organisations.

Speaking about the centre Dr Mark Westgarth (Fine Art, History of Art & Cultural Studies), the CSAAM Director, said: “There has been increased interest in the study of the art market over the past 10 years and the new Centre is a response to these evolving interests - plus the key driver has been the donation of the extraordinary range of antique dealer archives to the Brotherton Special Collections.”
Csaam 2Image: H. Blairman & Sons, London, stand at Grosvenor House Antiques Fair 1950. 

Read more information about the CSAAM and the archives to be hosted there

If you are interested and would like to get involved with CSAAM, email Dr Mark Westgarth.

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