Walking tour with visits to dealers of Dutch and Flemish art
Sunday, 18 January 2015
The congress program kicks off with a walking tour with visits to several London art galleries specialized in Dutch and Flemish Old Masters. There will be a set route through St. James’s, during which Richard Green Fine Paintings, The Weiss Gallery, P. and D. Colnaghi and Co. Ltd, Rafael Valls Ltd, Whitfield Fine Art and Fergus Hall Master Paintings will be visited. We will end the tour at Johnny van Haeften Ltd, to take part in the registration and the opening reception from 17.00-19.00h.
This exclusive tour will guide you to several different art galleries, and will serve as an excellent introduction to the congress theme: the relationship between museum professionals and those working in the art trade. For many years the art galleries in St. James’s have been engaged with the work of museums in several ways. Numerous works of art have been sold to private and public collections and museums by the participating galleries. Additionally, the galleries have been involved in academic research into the backgrounds of their paintings, which – in combination with a network of scholars and museum curators world wide – has lead to increasing understanding about their collections. Their findings are used for further research by scholars, collectors and curators alike.
These gallery visits will give you the opportunity to discuss ideas about the connection between museums and the art market from both perspectives, as both parties will be brought together during this afternoon.
For lists of participants and routes etcetera, please click here.