Dakers, Caroline (2010) The collection of James Morrison 1789-1857, merchant, financier and the richest commoner in 19th century Britain. In: Institute d’Etudes Superieures des Arts Conference, January 2010, Musee Cernuschi, Paris. (Unpublished)
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item|
The subject of this conference was bankers, financiers and their collections and I explored the content and display of the major 19th century collector James Morrison, also how his collecting could be linked to his social and political rise.
|Additional Information (Publicly available):||
19th and early 20th century British cultural history, particularly art, architecture, design, literature and social history.
The main focus of my research and publications continue to be in the area of British cultural history, particularly 19th and early 20th century. I am completing a book commissioned by Yale University Press, The Morrisons of Fore Street: making money in 19th century Britain. Through examining the rise of a family of millionaire merchants I explore patronage of the arts, taste, the textile trade, British investment in the USA, banking and land management.
I continue to publish material and give papers relating to this research, for example a paper on the early 19th century architect J.B.Papworth (Bloomsbury project, Wellcome Trust and University College London) to be published in 2010 on-line; a paper on the interiors of Basildon House and 57 Harley Street (National Trust), to be published in 2010 in ‘Furniture’. Some of my research has again been used by Christies for relevant catalogues.
I continue to research the relation between artists and their studios (including the architecture of art colleges), and am giving papers at Compton Verney and for the Attingham Trust as well as exploring the possibility of creating a database of surviving studios and art college buildings in London and beyond. I have also been exploring the history of London’s cultural quarters, within the context of Central Saint Martins move to a new/old building in Kings Cross.
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > Central Saint Martins|
|Event Location:||Musee Cernuschi, Paris|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Date Deposited:||30 Jun 2010 12:41|
|Last Modified:||06 Oct 2011 14:38|
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