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 27 (3)

Introduction: Gothic art in America
Brilliant, V., vol. 27 (3): 291-295
Medieval and Renaissance art in nineteenth-century Paris
Letellier, A., vol. 27 (3): 297-307
Emile Molinier, the 'incompatible' roles of a Louvre curator
Bos, A., vol. 27 (3): 309-321
'All my stained glass which I brought from Europe': William Poyntell and the Sainte-Chapelle medallions
Smith, E. B., vol. 27 (3): 323-334
A High Victorian legacy at Waddesdon Manor: Baron Ferdinand's smoking room and its contents since the creation of Waddesdon
Leben, U., vol. 27 (3): 335-345
Alva Vanderbilt Belmont, arbiter elegantiarum, and her Gothic salon at Newport, Rhode Island
Miller, P. F., vol. 27 (3): 347-362
The dream of chivalry: arms and armour and their appeal to the American collector of the Gilded Age
Fliegel, S. N., vol. 27 (3): 363-374
The fairy, the ghost and the alcove: collecting early furniture in fin-de-siecle France and America, and the Lit de Justice d'Argentelles
Hinton, J., vol. 27 (3): 375-387
Accounting for taste: American collectors and twelfth-century French sculpture
Maxwell, R. A., vol. 27 (3): 389-400
An art collector and his friends: John Pierpont Morgan and the globalization of medieval art
Gennari-Santori, F., vol. 27 (3): 401-411
William Randolph Hearst: maverick collector
Kastner, V., vol. 27 (3): 413-424
'The time is opportune': the Swarzenskis and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
Fozi, S., vol. 27 (3): 425-439
'The greatest group of medieval objects ever offered for sale': the Guelph Treasure and America, 1930-1931
Nielsen, C., vol. 27 (3): 441-453
The Brummer Gallery and the business of art
Brennan, C. E., vol. 27 (3): 455-468
American medieval: authenticity and the indifference of architecture
Fozi, S., vol. 27 (3): 469-480
The Gothic experience: re-creating history in American museums
Chong, A., vol. 27 (3): 481-491

Volume 27 (2)

Identifying provenance: Flinders Petrie's textile collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Smalley, R., vol. 27 (2): 135-146
Said to be or not said to be: the findspot of the so-called Trebonianus Gallus statue at the Metropolitan Museum in New York
Marlowe, E., vol. 27 (2): 147-157
Public display and civic identity: antiquities in the Seggi of southern Italy, 14th to 18th centuries
Lenzo, F., vol. 27 (2): 159-174
From the French galerie to the Italian garden: sixteenth-century displays of Primaticcio's bronzes at Fontainebleau
Bensoussan, N., vol. 27 (2): 175-198