Since the invention of mechanical timekeeping, passionate collectors have recognized the enduring historical, technological, cultural, and aesthetic values of horology. To awe and inspire themselves and others, they built fine collections that are in museums around the world or have been dispersed but are well-documented. These collectors deserve our attention, study, and everlasting gratitude. This symposium will feature the lives and collections of some of those men who no longer are with us. They enriched our appreciation and understanding of horology and had significant collections known to the public. They wrote seriously about their collections or other people have done so in detailed books, in museum and auction catalogues, in scholarly and collector journals, and in the popular press. No previous conference has focused on these stars of horology. Eminent international speakers have been recruited to lecture about them. The programs will take place in the historic library of the General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of The City Of New York, 20 W. 44th Street. The closing banquet will be directly across the street at the elegant Harvard Club of New York City. Please join us for this historic event.
Please enjoy this rare opportunity to meet and hear world-renowned horological scholars, leaders, and experts including Jonathan Betts, Oliver Cooke, and James Nye from England; Johannes Graf and Ian Fowler from Germany; and Will Andrewes, Robert Cheney, Daryn Schnipper, John Reardon, Tom McIntyre, and Russ Oechsle from the USA..
Targeted Donations Needed: Registration fees cover only half the cost of the symposium, and the NAWCC provides no direct funding for these events. Speakers donate their time, and Symposium-Committee organizers are volunteers. Generous donors and sponsors are greatly appreciated. Please consider a donation with your registration; your money will be used only to help cover symposium expenses. Thank you!! Current list of donors.Special thanks to Old Sturbridge Villagefor their generous support of Robert Cheney's symposium presentation about the J.Cheney Wells Clock Collection and Gallery at OSV.