No need to read any further, these are my scattered notes.. HI Ena!!!
1851 the great exhibition where UK was seen as behind sobtget decided to open school of design and educate the collector
Museum was given 12000 pounds for aqisition.
Political upheaval throw out Europe led to church and aristocratic pieces coming to the market.
Ralph Bernal converted to join parliament and collected
A room at sir john soames Marlborough Joyce?
Relied on many dealers to purchase more of the initial collection
Dutch art dealer and collector Murray marks. Oriental porcelain
Siegfried bing. Parisian dealer. Art nouveau and contemporary Japanese art.
SJ Phillips. Built Gilbert collection
In 1863 9000 objects vs today’s 2 million
Museum sought out private donors
Lionel Rothschild house waddesdon manor open. Mentored tower privately owned
Lionel was part of first society of collectors FINE ARTS CLUB.
Prior to 1899 the VA was south Kensington museum
The club ( and others-500) loaned 9000 objects. 1862. This is where idea of gift came from?
ISADORE SPIELMANN. BRITISH section that toured early 1900. He started the ART FUND. ??? Blenheim palace???
GOOGKE SHOW THE FAVORITE ABOUT CHIRCHILL????
Mrs Hannah gubbay. Porcelain. 18th century ? BRITISH. ?? She collected pieces rather than sets. Bequeathed some silver to VA.
This was not really Jewish stuff
But the VA judaica collection was built… spirlmam conceived 1887 Anglo Jewish exhibition. VA loaned 25 pieces. But not heavily Jewish donated in quantity
1950s HILDBURGH big donation of judaica but he was not particularly linked to Jewish community. So much donation from Christian donors.
Google. Jewish country houses project