MIYAMOTO Bénédicte

Senior Lecturer in British History

Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3

Research expertise

British History. Eighteenth-Century History; Art Market Studies; Book History; Art & Migration; Circulation of knowledge; Artistic Professions; Painting and Print; Art Criticism and the Public.



Auction houses

The dismantling of collections attracted a growing audience to the auctions, which took on complementary roles as exhibition venues. Crucially, these urban landmarks enabled a social and visible valuation of artefacts. Behind the scenes, auctioneers offered services that professionalized the art market (as brokers, appraisers and upholsterers).