Sponsored by The Book Club of Washington
Register for this event on our website: www.bookclubofwashington.org
August 14, 2:00pm Los Angeles time
Collectors are custodians. The materials that make up their collections are, in most cases, temporarily orbiting around the ideas that ground the collection.
“On Collecting and Legacy” deals directly with late stage collecting and available strategies for those considering “what’s next” for their collections based on the contents, intentions, and timeframes available.
This presentation will explore when one is ‘ready’ to consider these questions and what one must do to prepare for the process. Below are links to three short articles to read prior to attending the presentation.
On Legacy: What Time Affords
On Legacy: Redistributions
On Legacy: Conclusion
Spencer W. Stuart
Spencer W. Stuart provides advisory services to private collectors as well as institutions aiding in the design and execution of collection development, inventories, catalogues and collection appraisals as well as deaccession strategies.
Spencer Stuart holds a master’s degree in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute in London, England (recipient of the Director’s Award). Upon graduation he took a position with Bonhams Auctioneers where he worked closely with the North American Rare Books and Manuscripts department in Toronto and New York.
Spencer is an alumnus of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminars and completed course work through the Rare Book School (University of Virginia).
In concert with his advising, Spencer is an active writer and lecturer on histories of the printed word for a variety of publications including The Book Collector, Manuscripts, and Amphora as well as occasionally with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Radio: http://spencerwstuart.ca/media/