Accessibility statement

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

Man walking through an art gallery

Friday 12 May 2023, 9.30AM to 4pm

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.

Conference convenors:

Speakers across the two-day conference include:

  • Ms Clare Blatherwick, Clare Blatherwick Jewellery
  • Dr Renate Buijze, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dr Isabelle Gadoin, Sorbonne Université, France
  • Mr Till Vere Hodge, Payne Hicks Beach
  • Dr St John Simpson, British Museum
  • Professor Flip Vermeylen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Dr Emma Waring, University of York
  • Professor Frances Fowle, University of Edinburgh
  • Katalin Andreides, Andreides Law
  • Professor Michael White, University of York

A programme for this two-day conference will be added closer to date.

Book tickets
Registration is open. Please book your tickets.

Image: Getty Images

Location: The Guildhall, St Martins Courtyard, Coney St, York YO1 9QL