Occasional Lecture & Events Series

June 15 & 22, 2017, 2.00-3.00pm
Visit & handling session by students from the Southeast Asian Art module of the SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art programme - at Michael Backman Ltd, 20
Hanover Street, London.

June 19, 2017 - 10.00am-11.15pm
Lecture on Antique Southeast Asian Silver to students from the Southeast Asian Art module of the SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art programme at SOAS.

March 2, 2017, 2.30-3.30pm
Visit & handling session by the Sotheby's Institute - at Michael Backman Ltd, 20 Hanover Street, London.

July 14-15, 2016
Michael Backman will be a speaker at Christie's King Street London conference 'Creating Markets, Collecting Art'. His topic will be dealing in antiques in the digital age.  
See
here for more information.

March 3, 2016, 2.30-3.30pm
Visit & handling session by the Sotheby's Institute - at Michael Backman Ltd, 20 Hanover Street, London.

November 18, 2015, 6.30pm
Presentation by Professor Henrique Leitão, head of the Inter-university Centre of the History of Science and Technology, University of Lisbon, and winner of the 2014
Pessoa Prize for his contributions to the History of Science in Portugal, to mark the launch of the book
The Global City: On the Streets of Renaissance Lisbon, (Paul
Holberton Publishing, 2015) edited by Dr Annemarie Jordan Gschwend & Professor Kate Lowe, also with presentations by the editors. Click
here to see more details of the
forthcoming book, which focuses on Renaissance Lisbon as the European centre of the trade in exotic, luxury goods from Asia & Africa. Click
here to see photographs and
more information from the event.

May 14, 2015, 2.00pm-3.15pm
Handling visit by students in the Southeast Asian Art module of the SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art programme - at Michael Backman Ltd, 20 Hanover Street,
London.

May 12, 2015, 2.00pm-3.15pm
Handling visit by students in the Southeast Asian Art module of the SOAS Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art programme - at Michael Backman Ltd, 20 Hanover Street,
London.

March 16, 2015, 2.00pm
Visit by the Business of Art Society of The Courtauld Institute - at Michael Backman Ltd, 20 Hanover Street, London.

January 27, 2015, 5.15pm
Lecture by Michael Backman, ‘Profiting from History: A Dealer's Perspective on the Business of Art and its Contribution to Art History’ to the SOAS Centre of South East
Asian Studies, School of Oriental & Asian Studies, London. (See
here on the SOAS website for additional information; and here for a copy of the speech.)

November 12th, 2014, 3.00pm-4.30pm
Presentation for the Bagri Foundation by Michael Backman, 'An Indian cabinet of curiosities', at Michael Backman Ltd, 20 Hanover Street, London.

November 4, 2014, 6.00pm
Presentation by Paul Bromberg (Thailand), Author & Collector, 'Bencharong: Royal porcelain from Siam', at Michael Backman Ltd, 20 Hanover Street, London.
Michael Backman Ltd at 'Tribal Art London', The Mall Galleries, London, October 2014.
Paul Bromberg, Editor of the Journal of the Siam Society, giving his presentation on Bencharong at Michael Backman Ltd,
November 4, 2014.
Nancy & Robin Markbreiter (editor & publisher of Arts of Asia), Julian & Barbara Harding, Paul
Bromberg, Michael Backman at Paul Bromberg's presentation on Bencharong, November 4, 2014.
with Sir David Attenborough, October 2014, Tribal Art London.
Peter Lee, Michael Backman, Eddie Chin & friends, Malabar House, Cochin, West India,
January 2015.
At the Art Gallery of South Australia's 'Realms of Wonder' Exhibition (January 2014) with an 18th century Indian tent
panel sold to the AGSA by Michael Backman Ltd.
Lecture by Michael Backman at SOAS, University of London, January 27, 2015.
'Profiting from History: A Dealer's Perspective on the Business of Art and its Contribution to Art History'
Elizabeth Herridge at the Aga Khan Museum, Toronto, Canada
Michael Backman at the Ekambaranathar Temple,
Kanchipuram, South India
George Manginis, Islamic Arts Museum, Doha, Qatar
Barbara & Julian Harding in Rangoon.
Barbara & Julian Harding in Bangkok
Michael Backman delivering a lecture at SOAS, University of London, January 27, 2015:
'Profiting from History - A Dealer's Perspective on the Business of Art and its Contribution to
Art History'.
Professor Henrique Leitão presents on the East-West luxury goods trade in 16th century Lisbon to mark the launch of the book
The Global City: On the Streets of Renaissance Lisbon, (Paul Holberton Publishing, 2015) edited by Dr Annemarie Jordan
Gschwend & Professor Kate Lowe - November 18, 2015.
Michael Backman, Elizabeth Herridge & Julie Reiss, speakers & panelists at
Christie's King Street symposium, 'Creating Markets, Collecting Art',
London, 14-15 July 2016.