What is Furniture History? – SYMPOSIUM

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Date / time: 6 June - 7 June, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

University of Leeds

What is Furniture History? - SYMPOSIUM


What is Furniture History?

A 2-day symposium at the University of Leeds bringing together leading furniture historians, curators, conservators and academics.

6 & 7 June 2024, in person or online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-is-furniture-history-tickets-901352167597

The history of furniture remains one of the dominant areas of interest within the history of the so-called ‘Decorative Arts’. Since it emerged in the 19th century, scholarship focused on furniture history has expanded far beyond the interests of its earlier pioneers, transforming furniture history as a discipline. This 2-day symposium, developed as part of the exhibition ‘Part of the Furniture: The Library of John Bedford’ (at Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, University of Leeds until 21 December 2024), and in collaboration with Temple Newsam, Leeds, seeks to explore furniture history as a subject and to reflect on what furniture history of the future might look like.

The symposium programme includes a facilitated tour at Temple Newsam (part of Leeds Museums & Galleries) to explore the world-class furniture collections at the house, as well as an opportunity to see extra materials from the collection of John Bedford at the University.

For the full programme and booking details please follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-is-furniture-history-tickets-901352167597