Meissen Cadogan Teapot/Winepot of Peach Shaped Form, Circa 1725-30  © Brian Haughton Gallery

Meissen Cadogan Teapot/Winepot of Peach Shaped Form, Circa 1725-30

© Brian Haughton Gallery

Haughton International Seminar

“Great Collectors: Taste, Passion & Patronage”

Wednesday, 26th June & Thursday, 27th June 2019

At The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH


An international tour of some of the great collectors throughout the centuries. This seminar will discuss their collections and their influence on wider collecting tastes.

Programme is subject to change without warning.

Please visit the videos and articles section of the website to view copies of lectures given at past seminars.


We would like to thank B. Michael Andressen for his generous donation for this year's lecture programme in memory of his beloved partner for over 30 years Dr. Alfred Ziffer; author, formerly curator of the Bauml Collection, curator of several important exhibitions and editor of Keramos . He was a dedicated supporter of Haughton International Seminars.


Cost of the two day seminar: £88 (inc VAT)

Cost of the two day seminar including champagne reception and dinner at The Athenaeum (Wednesday 26th June): £160 (inc VAT)

Student tickets for two day seminar (on production of ID): £50 (inc VAT)

Booking in advance through the website is essential due to limited numbers. Box office will open at 3pm (GMT) on Monday 25th February 2019.



The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace

The British Academy

10 – 11 Carlton House Terrace

Carlton House Terrace is Grade 1 listed which places the houses in the top 2% of all listed buildings.    The British Academy moved into number 10 in 1998 and expanded into number 11 in 2010.  Neighbours include other academic and artistic societies such as the Royal Society at numbers 6-9, the Royal Academy of Engineering at number 3 and the Institute of Contemporary Arts at number 12.

The Terrace was built on the site of Carlton House, the home of the Prince Regent.  When the Prince became King George lV in 1820, he felt that the house was inadequate as a royal residence and so he had it dismantled; the portico became the entrance to the National Gallery.

Carlton House Terrace was built between 1827 and 1833.  It was designed by John Nash and consisted of 18 private residences.  The terrace quicly became one of the most fashionable addresses in London.  Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, FBA described the buildings as among “the greatest terrace houses ever built in Britain”.

William Ewart Gladstone lived at number 11 Carlton House Terrace from 1856 to 1875.  Gladstone was Prime Minister on four separate occasions (1868-1874, 1880-1885, February-July 1886 and 1892-1894), more than any other person.  When he resigned for the last time, he was 84 - Britain’s oldest Prime Minister.