Conversations on Collecting at London Art Week Winter 2019

London Art Week’s first Winter Symposium takes place at The National Gallery on Monday 2 December 2019 from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.  Attendance is free, but places must be booked in advance via the London Art Week website.

There will be three panel discussions or ‘Conversations on Collecting’ with panelists from Venetian Heritage Foundation; Strawberry Hill House; Universities of Oxford and Cambridge; Hermitage Museum Foundation USA; Sir John Soane’s Museum; Tavolozza Foundation; Palazzo Butera, Palermo; The Courtauld Gallery; Fitzwilliam Museum and Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge.

1: Returning home: the significance and challenges of exhibitions that reunite historic collections in their original setting.

2: Collecting today: what motivates private collectors and how do they envisage the future of their collection.

3: Changing questions: the role of museums in 2020 and how they can better engage with the public.

London Art Week Winter 2019

London Art Week Winter 2019


Earlier in the day, a behind the scenes Lunchtime Talk looks at the day-to-day life of gallerists, curators and auction house specialists with Dr Francesca Whitlum-Cooper (National Gallery, Associate Curator of Paintings 1600-1800), Emanuela Tarizzo (Gallery Director, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art) and Andrew Fletcher (Sotheby’s, Senior Director, Head of Old Master and British Paintings).


London Art Week holds its third Winter edition from Sunday 1 to Friday 6 December in locations across Mayfair and St James’s. During the week, some 35 leading specialist galleries and the major auction houses will stage special exhibitions and talks. Open to art collectors, curators and the public the exhibitions span 5,000 years of art, from antiquity to the twenty-first century, with a core focus on Old Masters and pre-contemporary art.