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 (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
Inscriptions as texts and objects: Approaches to epigraphic publication in the nineteenth century
Davies, G., vol. 26 (3): 373-386
From chronography to liberal imperialism: Greek inscriptions, the history of Greece, and historiography from Selden to Grote
Liddel, P., vol. 26 (3): 387-398
Epigraphy in Early Modern Greece
Papazarkadas, N., vol. 26 (3): 399-412
The Archaeological Society and the development of epigraphy in nineteenth-century Greece
Marchand, F., vol. 26 (3): 413-422
Mommsen, Hubner, Haverfield, Watkin and Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum vol. VII
Freeman, P. W. M., vol. 26 (3): 423-437
Inventive inscriptions: afterword
Bodel, J., vol. 26 (3): 439-445

Volume 26 (2)

Roman antiquities and the emergence of Renaissance civic collections
Stenhouse, W., vol. 26 (2): 131-144
Dynasty, archaeology and conservation: the Bourbon rediscovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum in eighteenth-century Naples
Echlin, A., vol. 26 (2): 145-159
'In materia totale di pitture si rivolsero al singolar Museo Borghesiano': la quadreria Borghese tra il palazzo di Ripetta e la villa Pinciana
Pierguidi, S., vol. 26 (2): 161-170
The ambassador and the artist: Sir Dudley Carleton's relationship with Peter Paul Rubens: connoisseurship and art collecting at the court of the early Stuarts
Hill, R., Bracken, S., vol. 26 (2): 171-191
The cast collection of John Sanders, architect, at the Royal Academy
Lenaghan, J., vol. 26 (2): 193-205
From relic to relic: a brief history of the skull of Confucius
Pearce, N., vol. 26 (2): 207-222
The Royal Decree of 1721 and the ephemeral archaeological collection of the Royal Academy of Portuguese History
Ramos, P. O., vol. 26 (2): 223-227
Dr Louis Auzoux and his collection of papier-mache flowers, fruits and seeds
Cocks, M. M., vol. 26 (2): 229-248
Going east: the Wallace Collection at Bethnal Green, 1872-1875
Lasic, B., vol. 26 (2): 249-261
Inscribing missionary impact in Central Polynesia: mapping the George Bennet collection (1821-1824)
Jacobs, K., vol. 26 (2): 263-276