State of the Art: Collecting art and national formation c. 1800-2000


A three-day international conference at the National Maritime Museum, London. Topics will include: Art Collecting and National Ideology; The Imperial Sphere; Collecting and the Emergent Nation-State and The Impact of War and Conflict.

The conference will complement Art for the Nation, the recently opened display in the Queen's House of the various oil paintings collections that make up the National Maritime Museum's total holding, looking at the history of these collections and how they relate to Britain's definition of itself as a nation over the last two centuries.

Art Fund director David Barrie will be giving a key note speech on What Art, Which Nation? on Thursday 19 July 2007 from 10-11 am.

Booking information: Please contact Mrs Janet Norton on 0208 312 6716 or email research

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Venue information

The Leopold Muller Lecture Theatre National Maritime Museum Greenwich London SE10 9NF

Entry details

Registration costs 60.00

*student bursaries available - please enquire

Wed 18th July - 17.45-21.00

Thurs 19 July - 09.00-17.45

Friday 20 July - 09.00-17.30

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