Journal of the History of Collections

The Journal of the History of Collections is dedicated to providing the clearest insight into all aspects of collecting activity. For centuries collecting has been the pursuit of princes and apothecaries, scholars and amatuers alike. Only recently, however, has the study of collections and their collectors become the subject of great multidisciplinary interest. The range of the Journal of the History of Collections embraces the contents of collections, the processes which initiated their formation, and the circumstances of the collectors themselves. As well as publishing original papers, the Journal includes listings of forthcoming events, conferences, and reviews of relevant publications and exhibitions, making it the most comprehensive source available on a subject of increasing interest and study.


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Latest articles

Volume 26 (1)

Gabriele Vendramin's 'disegni divini': the anatomy of an early collection of drawings
Windows, P., vol. 26 (1): 1-19
Aniceto Rapozo's cabinet at the Lisbon Academy of Sciences: a window into Brazilian eighteenth-century timber resources
Machado, J. S., Antunes, M. T., vol. 26 (1): 21-33
Patrons and collectors: contributors of zoological subjects to the works of George Edwards (1694-1773)
MacGregor, A., vol. 26 (1): 35-44
An exchange of paintings between the courts of Vienna and Florence in 1792-1793: a logical step taken at the right moment
Meijers, D. J., vol. 26 (1): 45-61
The Blaschka collection at University College Dublin: rebuilding its history
Callaghan, E., Doyle, H. J., Reynaud, E. G., vol. 26 (1): 63-71
British ceramic collections at the Vienna Weltausstellung 1873: some British and American visitors' perspectives with comparative comments on the Japanese ceramic display
Baird, C., vol. 26 (1): 73-87
Artefacts of excavation: the British collection and distribution of Egyptian finds to museums, 1880 - 1915
Stevenson, A., vol. 26 (1): 89-102
Drawing attention: John Postle Heseltine, the Etching Revival and Dutch art of the age of Rembrandt
Campbell, L., vol. 26 (1): 103-115
Ham House: 400 Years of Collecting and Patronage
Howarth, D., vol. 26 (1): 117-119
Sciences of Antiquity. Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History and Knowledge Work
Sweet, R., vol. 26 (1): 119-120
Naturalists at Sea. Scientific Travellers from Dampier to Darwin
MacGregor, A., vol. 26 (1): 120-122
Un artiste-antiquaire en Egypte au XIXe siecle, textes reunis par Mercedes Volait
Newton, C., vol. 26 (1): 122-123
A Dynasty of Dealers: John Smith and Successors, 1801-1924. A Study of the Art Market in Nineteenth-Century London
Bergvelt, E., vol. 26 (1): 123-125
Curating Empire. Museums and the British Imperial Experience
Savage, F., vol. 26 (1): 125-126
The Art of Wealth: The Huntingtons in the Gilded Age
Roglan, M. A., vol. 26 (1): 125-125
Medical Museums. Past, Present, Future
de Ceglia, F. P., vol. 26 (1): 126-127
Books Received
vol. 26 (1): 129-129

Volume 25 (3)

The great theatre of creative thought: the Inscriptiones vel tituli theatri amplissimi ... (1565) by Samuel von Quiccheberg
Kuwakino, K., vol. 25 (3): 303-324
Collezionismo e poesia a Messina nel XVI secolo: Giovan Pietro Villadicani e i suoi Collectanea
Muscolino, F., vol. 25 (3): 325-333
The armoury of the Dukes of the Infantado: collecting, prestige and meaning
Gonzalez Ramos, R., vol. 25 (3): 335-350