Many of us have experienced the joy of collecting particular objects; whether it is teapots, paintings, football cards or first editions.  When the fascination blossoms into a sizeable collection, we are faced with more practical considerations: how to house and preserve it.

Curiosity and enlightenment: collectors and collections from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century

Yale University Press, c2007

Yale University Press, c2007

A broad sweep across the development of collections from the Renaissance to the nineteenth century; from the cabinet of curiosities to the establishment of collections in museums and galleries.

Mistress of modernism: the life of Peggy Guggenheim

Houghton Mifflin, 2004

Houghton Mifflin, 2004

Peggy Guggenheim is remembered as a famous and flamboyant art collector.  The story of her life spans important years in the development of modern art movements in the twentieth century and reveals her significant contribution as an influential patron of the arts.

A museum of one’s own: private collecting, public gift

Periscope Publishing, c2009

Periscope Publishing, c2009

An exploration of the origins, history and growth of collection museums.  Between 1890 and 1940, these public art museums, often in specially built houses, evolved from the private collections of wealthy collectors in Europe and the United States.

The art of collecting: an intimate tour inside art collections with advice on starting your own

Antique Collectors' Club, 2010

Antique Collectors' Club, 2010

What motivates collectors and why are they so passionate about collecting and developing collections?  Interviews with 23 art collectors provide some answers to these questions along with practical advice on how to organise, preserve and store collections.

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