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.

Biannual.

ISSN (print): 
09546650
ISSN (online): 
14778564

Latest articles

Volume 28 (1)

Collecting and replicating antiquities: casts, substitutions, and the culture of the copy in the Quattrocento
Clark, L. R., vol. 28 (1): 1-13
'Nummus aliquantulum suspectus: the counterfeit coins of the Tux collection (1715-1798) at the University of Tubingen
Krmnicek, S., vol. 28 (1): 15-25
The artist as collector: Francois Boucher (1703-1770)
Priebe, J., vol. 28 (1): 27-42
The Stafford Gallery at Cleveland House and the 2nd Marquess of Stafford as a collector
Humfrey, P., vol. 28 (1): 43-55
A museum of souvenirs: Adolphe Thiers, collector of the nineteenth century
Lasc, A. I., vol. 28 (1): 57-71
Manuel Lopez Cepero (1778-1858) and the trade in paintings between Madrid and Seville in the first half of the nineteenth century
Martinez Plaza, P. J., Translated by Wade A. Matthews, vol. 28 (1): 73-84
A nineteenth-century glyptic collection in the National Museum in Krakow: the cabinet of Constantine Schmidt-Ciązyłski
Gołyźniak, P., Natkaniec-Nowak, L., Dumałska-Słowik, M., vol. 28 (1): 85-96
The Ithaca jewel: an authentic fake
Baker, A., vol. 28 (1): 97-108
'Spurious Articles: the purchases of the Department of Science and Art from the Hamilton Palace sale of 1882
Maxwell, C., vol. 28 (1): 109-124
Early museological development within the Japanese Empire
Huang, P., vol. 28 (1): 125-135
J. C. Bradleys narrative of the Cornell Entomological Expedition to South America (1919-1920): collecting localities and entomological travel details
Rasmussen, C., vol. 28 (1): 137-147
La Collezione del principe Lelio Orsini nel palazzo di piazza Navona a Roma
Furlotti, B., vol. 28 (1): 149-150
The Rise of Heritage: Preserving the Past in France, Germany and England, 1789-1914
Stammers, T., vol. 28 (1): 150-151
Die Geburt des burgerlichen Kunstmuseums - Johann Friedrich Stadel und sein Kunstinstitut in Frankfurt am Main. Berliner Schriften zur Museumsforschung Band 32
Conlin, J., vol. 28 (1): 151-152
Die Erkundung Brasiliens. Friedrich Sellows unvollendete Reise
Mason, P., vol. 28 (1): 152-154
Magical Gems from the Collection of Constantine Schmidt-Ciazynski and from other Polish Collections
Henig, M., vol. 28 (1): 154-155
Delicious Decadence - The Rediscovery of French Eighteenth-Century Painting in the Nineteenth Century
Avery-Quash, S., vol. 28 (1): 155-157
Exhibit Ireland: Ethnographic Collections in Irish Museums
McEvansoneya, P., vol. 28 (1): 157-158
Books Received
vol. 28 (1): 159-160

Volume 27 (3)

Introduction: Gothic art in America
Brilliant, V., vol. 27 (3): 291-295