This course has been cancelled due to low take up; apologies for any inconveniences

Auction catalogues are essential guides on the day of a sale.   However, they are also important historical artefacts in and of themselves.  A single catalogue can provide an unparalleled snapshot of an individuals life,  But a collection of catalogues document economic and social changes over time.  They contain evidence of the growth of the consumer society and they bear witness to one of the oldest and most successful recycling schemes.   This day school will explore the fascinating evolution of sales catalogues over a two-hundred-year period and together we will learn how to integrate them in order to reveal the past