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 28 (2)

Collecting copper plates between Venice and Rome in the seventeenth century: Cardinal Alessandro Orsini, the Old Masters and the sciences
Amendola, A., vol. 28 (2): 161-173
Cardinal Paluzzo Paluzzi degli Albertoni Altieri and his picture collection in the Palazzo Altieri: the evidence of the 1698 death inventory: part i
Beaven, L., Lloyd, K. J., vol. 28 (2): 175-190
A paradox of eighteenth-century antiquarianism: 'Persian gems among the Tassie casts
Eppihimer, M., vol. 28 (2): 191-208
Uncovering the demographics of collecting: A case-study of the US Exploring Expedition (1838-1842)
Isaac, G., Isaac, B., vol. 28 (2): 209-223
'Boxall is interested only in the Great Masters . . . Well, well see about that!: William Boxall, Federico Sacchi and Cremonese art at the National Gallery
Avery-Quash, S., Davoli, S., vol. 28 (2): 225-241
Museum-building in nineteenth-century Algeria: Colonial narratives in French collections of classical antiquities
Effros, B., vol. 28 (2): 243-259
Changes in the Japanese art market with the emergence of the middle-class collector: A study of Hishida Shunso (1874-1911)
Tomizawa-Kay, E., vol. 28 (2): 261-277
Magic and memory: Paul Denys Montagues collection from New Caledonia
Adams, J., vol. 28 (2): 279-292
Investigating a posthumous portrait of Augustus in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Tronchin, F. C., vol. 28 (2): 293-310
More than an expatriate scholar: Frederick Mason Perkins as art adviser, agent and intermediary for American collectors of the twentieth century.
Nicolai, F., vol. 28 (2): 311-325
The power of taste: The dispersal of the Berkeley Smith collection of Chinese ceramics at Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum (1921-1960)
Tythacott, L., vol. 28 (2): 327-343
Un museo di antichita nella Padova del cinquecento. La raccolta di Marco Mantova Benavides allUniversita di Padova
Wiegel, H., vol. 28 (2): 345-346
The Power of Gifts. Gift-Exchange in Early Modern England
Howarth, D., vol. 28 (2): 346-347
Bryan Faussett: Antiquary Extraordinary
MacGregor, A., vol. 28 (2): 347-348
The Cobbe Cabinet of Curiosities: An Anglo-Irish Country House Museum
Waterfield, G., vol. 28 (2): 348-349
The Duchesss Shells. Natural History Collecting in the Age of Cooks Voyages
Sloan, K., vol. 28 (2): 349-350
Men of Taste. Essays on Art Collecting in East-Central Europe
Evans, M., vol. 28 (2): 351-352
The Pitt Rivers Museum. A World Within
Bouquet, M., vol. 28 (2): 352-354
British Models of Art Collecting and the American Response. Reflections Across the Pond
Brilliant, V., vol. 28 (2): 354-356
Books Received
vol. 28 (2): 357-357