Professor Anca Lasc has just had her article “A Museum of Souvenirs: Adolphe Thiers, Collector of the Nineteenth Century” published in the Journal of the History of Collections. Her essay examines the collection of copies of Renaissance artworks that Aldophe Thiers accumulated. These small-scale reproductions have been named “memory images,” as restoring the Renaissance originals was his way of recording and remembering personal experiences.

In addition to this publication, Professor Lasc has recently delivered a paper titled “The Collector as Décorateur: The Amateur Museum in Nineteenth-Century France” at the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) Conference in Boston, MA.

Abstract: http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/03/19/jhc.fhv002.abstract?keytype=ref&ijkey=DfAK67qKFehiZHT

Full text:  http://jhc.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/fhv002?ijkey=DfAK67qKFehiZHT&keytype=ref