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HSAR 461 / MMES 461 Collecting: Home

Cultural, political, and art historical implications of collecting, a practice undertaken by individuals and institutions. The role of collecting in European and Middle Eastern contexts from the early modern period to the present.

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This guide is an introduction to resources related to the history of collectors and collecting. There's much more out there, so as you develop your research questions, please contact me with any questions about finding things in the library.

From Yale's collections...

Robert Huskisson (British, 1820–1861), Lord Northwick's Picture Gallery at Thirlestaine House, 1846/1847, Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection

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