Archive for November, 2013

November 30, 2013

Antique Dealers support the project!

There has been a groundswell of support from the trade itself following the article about the project in the Antiques Trade Gazettte – with more support coming in daily – thanks indeed, so far, to Guy Apter, John Bly, Robin Butler, Geoffrey Godden, Edgar Harden, Dominic Jellinek, Christopher Payne, Andrew Whittaker, and Mark Dodgson at BADA

Thank You!

November 24, 2013

Project Team Meeting

We had a really productive project team meeting at the Royal Festival Hall in London yesterday. Very productive (and mind-bending) discussion about data-sets and ‘authority terms’ re the forthcoming interactive website for the project.  Sparky also amused us all with his ‘Lovejoy’ question….

Here’s the project team – left-to-right: Lizzy Jamieson (Research Fellow, University of Leeds); Mark Wales ( the software programmer for the interactive website, and Lovejoy fan; Me (Mark Westgarth, Principal Investigator, University of Leeds); Tim Banks (University of Leeds, PVAC Faculty IT Manager); Eleanor Quince (Co-Investigator, University of Southampton).

project team

November 24, 2013

Project makes front page news in Antiques Trade Gazette

We’ve made front page news in the Antiques Trade Gazette; we’ve had loads of responses to the project, so thank you to Mark and Ivan at the ATG!


You can read the full story on the ATG website:

November 9, 2013

Antique Dealer Histories

We are finding some fabulous published resources for the Antique Dealer project – much of which is very kindly being sent into the project by the trade itself!…here’s some fantastic early 20th century dealer catalogues from Phillips of Hitchin

thank you Jerome Phillips!Image

November 6, 2013

Changing Landscape of the Trade

The Antique Trade is certainly changing – the Thames Valley Antique Dealers’ Association (TVADA) is to disband by the end of this year – so the Antiques Trade Gazette reports, see:

More reason for the history of the antique trade to be captured and archived!

Home Subjects

a working group dedicated to the display of art in the private interior, c. 1715-1914

The Period Room: Museum, Material, Experience

An International Conference hosted by The Bowes Museum and The University of Leeds

H. Blairman & Sons Ltd

A research project investigating the history of the antiques trade in Britain in the 19th & 20th centuries

Museum Studies Now?

'Museum Studies Now?' is an event which aims to discuss and debate museum and heritage studies education provision.

The Burlington Magazine Index Blog

art writing * art works * art market

East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

A research project investigating the history of the antiques trade in Britain in the 19th & 20th centuries