music market can be something of a minefield for the individual collector.
The Morpeth Antiquarian
Society - which is the parent group of the Gathering committee - is involved in a long-running search to find a permanent home for its 1,000-strong collection of artefacts and documents tracing the social history of the town.
Society was founded in 1900 and holds extensive archives which have been collected and donated over the past century by people living in the city.
Allen and Patricia Ahearn, both members of the Antiquarian
Booksellers' Association of America, became booksellers in 1962, specializing in first editions, a specialty that continues today.
By the 1530s, when the Egyptian page of Pompeo Colonna's Missal was painted (and a quarter century before the publications of Orsini and Duperac), Renaissance antiquarians
could distinguish Egyptian artifacts from other sorts of antiquities, and recognize Egyptian studies as a discrete field of knowledge.
See Philippa Levine, The Amateur and the Professional: Antiquarians
, Historians and Archaeologists in Victorian England, 1836--1886 (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1986) 13-23.
But the background on ballads and ballad singers, so long the province of antiquarians
, is lively and thought-provoking, as, for example, in the following: "When collectors came looking for ballads in the late eighteenth century, they found more women than men singing.
But it is no coincidence that much of the liveliest writing about antiquarians
in the last two decades has come from cross-disciplinary academics with a strong interest in texts: Stuart Piggott's Ancient Britons and the Antiquarian
Imagination (1989) or Kevin Sharpe's Sir Robert Cotton (1979).
John Woodward and William Stukeley serve as representative antiquarians
, the balance between learning and eccentricity finely observed, as is The Dunciad's own status as a kind of antiquarian
Boxes of the glass plate negatives were discovered by Bill Hawkins, a member of the city's Antiquarians
Society, when he was sorting through archive material to use for a website.
The crimsoned hills of Onondaga; romantic antiquarians
and the Euro-American invention of Native American prehistory.
When the antiquarians
of the fifteenth century sought to revive villa culture, the area of Frascati was an ideal site.