Conference: Art, Academia, and the Trade

Sir Sydney Cockerell (1867-1962)
The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
7 - 9 December 2008

Conference Programme

Sunday, 7 December

1 - 5 pm
Viewing and discussion of illuminated manuscripts, fine printed books and literary autographs at the Founder's Library, Fitzwilliam Museum, with Dr Stella Panayotova

Monday, 8 December 2008

10 - 11
Registration

11 - 11.15
Dr Christopher de Hamel, Donnelley Fellow Librarian, The Parker Library, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, Sydney Cockerell and medieval manuscripts in the twentieth century

11.15 - 12
Dr William Stoneman, Florence Fearrington Librarian, The Houghton Library, Harvard University, 'Variously employed': the pre-Fitzwilliam career of Sydney Cockerell

12 - 2
Lunch

2 - 2.45
Dr Richard Linenthal, Director, Bernard Quaritch, London, Scholarship and the trade: Sydney Cockerell and Bernard Quaritch

2.45 - 3.30
Dr Stella Panayotova, Keeper of Manuscripts and Printed Books, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, St Cockerellius: the scholar-director-collector

3.30 - 4
Tea

4 - 4.45
Dr Shane Carmody, Director Collections and Access, The State Library of Victoria, Melbourne, 'Vain, aggressive and somewhat quarrelsome': the enduring impact of Sir Sydney Cockerell on the Melbourne collections

5 - 7
Private view of the exhibition and reception

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

10 - 5 pm
Viewing and discussion of illuminated manuscripts, fine printed books and literary autographs at:


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