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Elizabeth Pergam

Faculty, MA Art Business, MA Fine and Decorative Art and Design, New York

Yale University, BA; Courtauld Institute of Art, MA; Institute of Fine Arts, NYU, PhD

Pergam is an art historian with an expertise in the fields of 18th- and 19th-century art and the history of museums, exhibitions, and collecting, with a curatorial focus on works on paper. Her major publications include, The Manchester Art Treasures Exhibition of 1857: Entrepreneurs, Connoisseurs and the Public (2011) and Drawing in the 21st Century: The Politics and Poetics of Contemporary Practice (2015). She has held curatorial and research positions and fellowships at the Huntington Library Art Collection, the National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute.

Instagram: @eapergam

Elizabeth Pergam
  • Publications


    "John Charles Robinson in 1868: A Victorian Curator's Collection on the Block," Journal of Art Historiography (forthcoming)
  • Conferences/Lectures


    "Paris over London: Victorian curator J.C. Robinson's collection at auction," The Wallace Collection: History of Collecting Seminar, London, July, 2018.

    Expanding the Definition of British Art: American Importation of British Taste," College Art Association, New York, February, 2017.

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