Events | August 17, 2020

Three Collecting Webinars to be Offered in October

Courtesy of Spencer W Stuart

Spencer W Stuart, Collections Advisor, is pleased to announce an expanded, three-part format of Lifecycles: Collecting & Collections. These one-hour webinars will be expanding on his introductory sessions delivered in April and June of this year, taking a deeper dive into the three distinct phases of collecting outlined in his Lifecycles program. With more case studies and methodologies, this Series will offer a multi-perspectival approach to building collections of fine art and rare print material.

Dates: Thursday, October 1 , 8 , 15 - 2PM [EDT]

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Lifecycles covers the complete timeline of a collector and the lifecycle of their collections. It discusses the initial attractions that move one to collect through to the steps one must take to ensure a collection's legacy beyond one's very personal time and place.

More on the Lifecycles program at:

What Lifecycles: Collecting & Collections attendees are saying:

"For anyone who deals with collections or their collectors I would strongly recommend Spencer Stuart’s: “Lifecycles: Collecting & Collections”. I found this webinar to be very informative concerning the nature of this activity. In over 20 years, in my position as an acquisition archivist, I have had dealings many collectors and the items they collect but Spencer’s presentation made me think about this in an entirely new way and inform my own work.” - Brian Hubner, Acquisition and Access Archivist, University of Manitoba

"I attended Spencer’s LIFECYCLES seminar, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I found his approach insightful and practical, and his presentation engaging. Spencer was able to put a framework around the process and psyche of collecting, and to articulate this in the historical context of several major collectors and collections. His approach was a great balance between the theoretical and the pragmatic. I’m very glad to have attended and really appreciated Spencer’s follow-up to my questions both during the session and afterwards." - Nancy Boehm, Book Collector

“Lifecycles: Collecting & Collections helped me understand and focus my collecting habits by clarifying the approaches to collecting and providing practical strategies for moving forward. Mr. Stuart’s presentation style is clear, well-researched, and engaging; I particularly appreciated the generosity and expertise with which he addressed questions from his audience. I recommend this seminar to new collectors or to anyone interested in gaining a better sense of how to organize, advance, and share their collections." - Virginia-based book collector

About Spencer W Stuart, Collections Advisor
Spencer provides advisory services to collections both private and institutional, helping to facilitate collection development, cataloguing and deaccession strategies. His specialities include rare books, prints and photography. For more information go to

Spencer 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.

He is also an alumnus of the Colorado Antiquarian Book Seminars and the Rare Book School (University of Virginia).

In concert with his advising, Spencer presents a monthly segment on Sheryl MacKay's CBC Radio program North by Northwest as a Book Historian: