Conference | Collecting Prints & Drawings

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 13, 2014

From the conference flyer:

Collecting Prints & Drawings
Kloster Irsee, 1316 June 2014

Registration due by 6 June 2014

Organized by Andrea M. Gáldy, Sylvia Heudecker, and Angela M. Opel

Prints and DrawingsExcursions to Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München on 13 June and to Burg Trausnitz, Landshut on 16 June

Cabinets of prints and drawings belong to the earliest art collections of Early Modern Europe. Some of them achieved astounding longevity such as the Florentine Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe at the Uffizi. The fame which they acquired then demanded an ordered and scientific display. Keepers were employed to ensure that fellow enthusiasts as well as visiting courtiers, diplomats and also artists might have access to the print room. Documenting an encyclopaedic approach to knowledge, prints and drawings often depicted parts of the collection in the form of a paper museum. They spread its fame, and with it the renown of its owner, across Europe and into new worlds of collecting.

Themes of this conference include the importance of such collections for the self-representation of a prince or connoisseur; the reliability of the presentation of a gallery’s picture hang in prints and drawings; differences in the approach to collecting, presentation and preservation of prints and drawings in diverse parts of the world; as well as the afterlife of such collections to the present day.

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2.00  Speakers and delegates meet at the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (SGSM), Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, Munich (nearest tube station Königsplatz U2)

Welcome address by Michael Semff (Director SGSM)

Angela M. Opel (Hochschule Augsburg, Hochschule München), Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt: The Reconstruction of the Display Collection of Drawings of the Electoral Cabinet of Drawings and Prints Mannheim (1758–1793)

Visit to the collections with presentation of some drawings from the Mannheim display collection in the Print Room

5.00  Travel to Kloster Irsee

6.30  Dinner

8.00  Michael Stoll (Hochschule Augsburg), Postcards from Treasure Island: Collecting Explanatory Information Graphics

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9.00  Registration and Welcome

9.30  Order, Preservation, and Reconstruction
• Dimitri Ozerkov (The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg), The Print Collection of Cathrine II (1762–1796) in the Hermitage
• Joyce Zelen (Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam), The Zobel Album: The Reconstructed Print Album of Johann Georg Zobel von Giebelstadt, ca. 1568
• Borbála Gulyás (The Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest), ‘Achtet casten, darinnen allerlei bücher’: Prints and Manuscripts in the Kunstkammer of Ferdinand II of Tyrol

11.00  Coffee and Tea

11.30  Art Historical Approaches to Canon Building
• Valérie Kobi (Université de Neuchâtel), From Collection to Art History: The Recueil of Prints as a Model for the Theorisation of Art History
• Laura Aldovini (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano), Luigi Malaspina Di Sannazaro and the ‘Accessories’ to a Print Collection
• Corina Meyer (Technische Universität Berlin), ‘Unschätzbare Dinge. Eins immer besser gedacht und ausgeführt als das andre’: J. F. Städel’s Print Collection, ca. 1500 in Frankfurt a.M./ Germany

1.00  Lunch

2:30  Documentation and Academic Education
• Ralf Bormann (Niedersächsisches Landesmuseum Hannover), Wallmoden’s Drawings Collection at Hannover-Herrenhausen: Towards the Reconstruction of a Baroque Aemulatio of the Uffizi
• Anne Harbers (University of Sydney), The Macleay Family of Colonial New South Wales, 1767–1891: Public Figures Private Collectors—Drawings from the Collection
• Camilla Murgia (Independent Scholar), ‘But the Question is: Who is the Connoisseur?’ Pierre-Marie Gault de Saint Germain’s Collection of Drawing, 1752–1842

16.00  Coffee and Tea

16.30  Keynote/Public Lecture by Kate Heard (Royal Library, The Royal Collections, Windsor Castle), ‘That is Treason, Jonny’: The British Royal Family as Collectors of Satirical Prints, 1762–1901

19.00  Conference dinner

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9.00  Artists as Collectors
• Alisa Carlson (University of Texas at Austin), Collecting Himself: Hans Holbein the Elder’s Portrait Drawings
• Donato Esposito (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723–1792) as a Collector of Prints and Drawings
• Wendy Wassyng Roworth (University of Rhode Island), A Painter’s Print Collection: Angelica Kauffman in Eighteenth-Century Rome

10.30  Coffee and Tea

11.30  Princely Collections
• Miriam Hall Kirch (University of North Alabama), In My Most Gracious Lord’s Study and Beyond: Ottheinrich’s Print Collection
• Eva Michel, (Albertina, Vienna), Collecting in the Age of Enlightenment: The Collection of Duke Albert of Saxe-Teschen
• Cathrine Phillips (Independent Scholar), Catherine the Great and the Cabinet of Drawings of the Hermitage Museum

12.30  Lunch

2.00  Image and (Re-)presentation
• Maria López-Fanjul y Diez del Corral (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), Drawings Collections and Self-fashioning in Seventeenth-century Spain
• Sebastian Fitzner (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Collecting Architectural Drawings and Prints: Self-Representation of Princes in the Northern Renaissance
• Sabine Peinelt-Schmidt (Universität Dresden), The Collection of a Dealer: Carl Christian Heinrich Rost (1742–1798) and His Collection of Prints and Drawings

3.30  Coffee and Tea

4.00  Display and Displays
• Ivo Raband (Universität Bern), A Forgotten Original or an Original Copy? On MS. Douce 387 in the Bodleian Library: Collecting Early Modern Festival Books
• Beatrice Hidalgo (Madrid), The Cabinet Room, Artworks on Display: Interior Decoration Influence on Madrid’s Drawing and Print Collectors Choices during the Second Half of the Eighteenth Century
• Ronit Sorek (The Israel Museum Jerusalem), Everything in Order: The Prints and Drawings Collection at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

6.30  Dinner

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9.00 am Transport to Burg Trausnitz, Landshut

Visit of the castle Burg Trausnitz and the Kunstkammer:
Guided tours (ca. 45 minutes) of the castle 1.00 and 1.30
Guided tour of the Kunstkammer (ca. 60 minutes)

Travel to Munich airport/train station (more…)

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