Conference | The Art Market, Collectors, and Agents

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 20, 2016

The first installment of the conference took place in July at the Warburg Institute in London. For the two days in Paris, I’ve included only the sessions most relevant to the eighteenth century. The full schedule is available from H-ArtHist:

The Art Market, Collectors, and Agents: Then and Now
Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, 20–21 October 2016

The focus of the conference is to explore the changing and complex nature of the role of agent in the art market during the Early Modern Period. Papers will explore shifts in the dynamics of the market, the changing taste of collectors and the importance of writers, critics, museum curators and dealers in influencing these changes. The papers demonstrate how examining the role of agents through their correspondence with clients, day books or private records, bring new insights into the workings of the art world through the detailed evidence of how transactions were negotiated.

We would like to thank the speakers’ institutions and the Institut d’Etudes Supérieres des Arts for supporting the conference. The conference is free but to register for the lunches (20€ per day), please email a.turpin@iesa.edu.

Organised by the Collecting and Display Seminar Group London with the Centre André Chastel, INHA, Paris.

Tamsin Foulkes (PhD Candidate, University of Nottingham), James Thornhill as an Agent-Collector in Early Eighteenth-Century Paris

Corina Meyer (Institute of Art History, University of Stuttgart), ‘To See Once Again the Glorious Picture by Moretto before It Is Forever Lost for Rome’: Johann David Passavant’s (1787–1861) Recommendations and Selection of Paintings

Tina Kosak (France Stele Institute of Art History, ZRC SAZU Ljubljana), Conquering New Art Markets: International Art Dealers and Local ‘Agents’ in Inner Austria in the Second Half of the Seventeenth Century

Laura Popoviciu (PhD Candidate, Warburg Institute), Shaping the Taste of British Diplomats in Eighteenth-Century Venice

Renata Schellenberg (Mount Allison University, Sackville, Canada), Commerce, Culture, and Connoisseurship: The Emergence of the Art Dealer in Eighteenth-Century Germany


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