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Apr 08 2020 | CINOA

SOLD! The Great British Antiques Story curated by Mark Westgarth

SOLD! is the first exhibition of its kind in a public museum. The exhibition directs renewed attention to the history of museum objects through the fascinating story of the history of antique dealing in Britain.

SOLD! brings together some world-renowned and familiar museum objects from leading public museum collections, but presents these iconic objects in new and unfamiliar contexts. It retells intriguing tales of expert discoveries and fortunate finds made by antique dealers and reveals the stories, and some of the myths, about antique dealing.

SOLD! highlights the extraordinary role that antique dealers have played in the development of public museums and in the history of collecting and presents an illuminating story of our 200 year-old fascination with ‘antiques’.

Download the catalogue here.