The generosity of scholars!

I had the great pleasure of meeting Heidi Egginton this week whilst I was in London – Heidi is an emerging scholar, just completing a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Professor Peter Mandler. Heidi’s PhD looks at the craze for collecting old furniture, bric-à-brac, and curiosities during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. She is especially interested in the ways in which a taste for historic furnishings, and knowledge of the decorative arts and craftsmanship, circulated among a popular audience after the 1900s. Of course, there are many intersections that resonate with the Antique Dealer Project, and it was fascinating to hear how her research is progressing – and,  with such a wonderfully generous gesture, Heidi sent us some information on some early 20th century dealers she has been discovering – including sending us a massive spreadsheet with over 200 dealer names and locations from the Shrewsbury trade directories (c.1900-1940)….amazingly generous!…Thank you Heidi!

Heidi has also very kindly agreed to post some blog entries for the project, based on some research she has undertaken – so what this space for Heidi’s blog posts – we have quite a community of interest developing around the Antique Dealer project!

Mark

 

Advertisements

One Trackback to “The generosity of scholars!”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

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 20th century

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 20th century

%d bloggers like this: