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 27 (1)

The performance of displaying: gesture, behaviour and art in early modern Italy
Furlotti, B., vol. 27 (1): 1-13
The diverse curiosita of Giacomo Francesco Arpino (1607-1684): an introduction to an early collector of Italian Renaissance plaquettes
Leino, M., vol. 27 (1): 15-31
The travels and curious collections of Richard Pococke, Bishop of Meath
Finnegan, R., vol. 27 (1): 33-48
Fine art for the New World: Thomas Jefferson, collecting for the future
Zalewski, L., vol. 27 (1): 49-55
The ethnographic {oelig}uvre of Fr 'R. H. Claude Joseph' and the Mapuche collections of the Musee du Quai Branly: the forgotten history of French entomologist Hippolyte Janvier's sojourn in the Araucania region of Chile (1926-1932)
Nunez-Regueiro, P., vol. 27 (1): 57-72
Circulating agency: the V&A, Scotland and the multiplication of plaster casts of 'Celtic crosses'
Foster, S. M., vol. 27 (1): 73-96
Stories from below: human remains at the Gothenburg Museum of Natural History and the Museum of World Culture
Lindskoug, H. B., Gustavsson, A., vol. 27 (1): 97-109
A serious matter: Erwin D. Swann (1906-1973) and the collection of caricature and cartoon
Scully, R., vol. 27 (1): 111-122
The Image of Venice. Fialetti's View and Sir Henry Wotton
Bracken, S., vol. 27 (1): 123-124
Going for Gold. Craftsmanship and Collecting of Gold Boxes
Williams, E., vol. 27 (1): 124-125
The Museum of French Monuments 1795-1816. 'Killing art to make history'
Stammers, T., vol. 27 (1): 125-126
The Museum is Open. Towards a Transnational History of Museums, 1750-1940
Stammers, T., vol. 27 (1): 127-128
Exhibiting Englishness. John Boydell's Shakespeare Gallery and the Formation of a National Aesthetic
Barlow, C., vol. 27 (1): 128-129
L'Antiquite au service de la Modernite. La reception de l'antiquite classique en Belgique au xixe siecle
Phillips, C., vol. 27 (1): 129-130
Recreating First Contact: Expeditions, Anthropology, and Popular Culture
Bouquet, M., vol. 27 (1): 130-132
Books Received
vol. 27 (1): 133-133

Volume 26 (3)

Introduction: Inventive Inscriptions - The Organization of Epigraphic Knowledge in the Nineteenth Century
Orrells, D., vol. 26 (3): 329-336
The emergence of epigraphy in the Kingdom of Naples
Cooley, A. E., vol. 26 (3): 337-353
The Hunterian collection and its Museum
Keppie, L., vol. 26 (3): 355-362
Bartolomeo Borghesi, Theodor Mommsen et l'edition des inscriptions de Pirro Ligorio dans le Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum ( CIL )
Vagenheim, G., vol. 26 (3): 363-371