CONF: Half-Day Conference on Refugee Art Dealers in Britain, Co-Organized by TIAMSA at Sotheby’s Institute London, 2 November 2019, 3pm-7:15pm

Refugee Art Dealers in Britain

A half-day conference co-organized by

Sotheby’s Institute of Art ( and TIAMSA, The International Art Market Studies Association (

This event is part of the Insiders/Outsiders Festival

2 November 2019, 2.30pm – 7.15pm

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE

Tickets at £15/£10:

2.30pm – 3pm: Arrival and Registration

3pm – 4.45pm: Talks

3pm: Dr Jonathan Woolfson, Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Welcome and Introduction

3.10pm: Dr Lucy Wasensteiner, Bonn University

Refugee Dealers and the London Art Market, Summer 1938

3.40pm: Cherith Summers, Murphy & Partners / Co-curator, Brave New Visions – The Émigrés who Transformed the British Art World

Radical Female Role-models: Pioneering Gallerists Erica Brausen and Mutter Ey

4.10pm: Dr Jutta Vinzent, University of Birmingham

Gains and Pitfalls of Émigrés as Art Dealers. The Modern Art Gallery and the London Gallery.

4:30pm Discussion

4.45pm – 5.15pm: Tea and Coffee

5.15pm – 6.30pm: Round Table

– Richard Aronowitz, European Head of Restitution, Sotheby’s London

– Sue Grayson Ford, Founder of The Serpentine Gallery and The Big Draw; Co-curator, Brave New Visions: The Émigrés who Transformed the British Art World

– Professor Fran Lloyd, Kingston University

– Sarah Mac Dougall, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum

– Moderator: Dr Johannes Nathan, The International Art Market Studies Association

6.30pm – 7.15pm: Wine Reception