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Conference Programme

10.30 - 11.00 The National Trust and Waddesdon Manor (The Rothschild Collection) Annual Conference

 

All That Glitters: Shops and Shopping in 18th C France and England

 

Tuesday 13th May

At The Dairy, Waddesdon Manor

 Programme

10.30 - 11.00 Registration and Coffee
11.00 - 11.10 Welcome and Introduction – Pippa Shirley, (Head of Collections, Waddesdon Manor)
11.10 - 11.40 Phillippa Plock and Philippa Hubbard (Waddesdon Manor and University of Warwick): Shop Interiors in 18th-century French and British Trade Cards
11.40 - 12.10 Selma Schwartz (Waddesdon Manor): ‘French Marchands Merciers in the 18th Century’
12.10 - 12.30 Questions and Discussion
12.30 – 2.00 Lunch
2.00 – 2.30 Claire Walsh (independent scholar): ‘The Skills of Shopping in Eighteenth Century England’
2.30 – 3.00 Karin Dannehl and Nancy Cox (University of Wolverhampton): ‘“Retale”, Small Luxuries and Buyers of the Middling Sort in Eighteenth-Century England’
3.00 – 3.20 Questions and Discussions
3.20 – 3.45 Tea
3.45 – 5.00 Tour of the House and Exhibitions, including ‘All That Glitters’: Shopping and Advertising in 18th-century Paris, and “Makers of Nothing, Sellers of Everything: The Marchand Merciers”.
5.00 – 6.00 Wine Reception.