A Collector’s Path: The Course and Content of Collecting Today

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Join Collections Advisor, Spencer W. Stuart for a complimentary online talk as he discusses case studies from his professional practice as well as the past to chart the life cycle of collections and the collectors who build them.

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. He 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 and Amphora as well as with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.


The Old School House Arts Centre
122 Fern Road West
Qualicum Beach

British Columbia (BC), Canada

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A Collector’s Path: The Course and Content of Collecting Today