Conference | Collections, Displays and the Agency of Objects

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on September 2, 2017

From the conference programme:

Collections, Displays and the Agency of Objects
Cambridge University, 20–22 September 2017

Registration due by 10 September 2017

Conference organized as part of the BMBF project Parerga and Paratexts – How Things Enter Language: Practices and Forms of Presentation in Goethe’s Collections in collaboration with the Department of Art History in Cambridge.

Brückenzimmer of Goethe’s House, Weimar.

2 0  S E P T E M B E R  2 0 1 7

6:00  Welcome and Introduction

6:30  Opening Lecture
• Ivan Gaskell (Bard Graduate Center), Display Displayed

2 1  S E P T E M B E R  2 0 1 7

9:00  Session I
Moderator: Johannes Grave (Universität Bielefeld)
• Ruth Bielfeldt (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München), Do Things Talk? On the Practice of Epigraphein in Greek Sanctuaries
• Elsje van Kessel (University of St. Andrews), The Street as Frame
• Peter Schade (National Gallery, London), The Framing of Sebastiano del Piombo’s The Raising of Lazarus
• Hannah Williams (Queen Mary University of London), Staging Belief: Immersive Encounters and the Agency of Religious Art in 18th-Century Paris

12:15  Lunch break

2:00  Encounters with Objects

4:15  Session II
Moderator: Wolfgang Holler (Klassik Stiftung Weimar)
• Eelco Nagelsmit (ETH Zürich), Interiority on Display: Models of Holy Sites in Halle Pietism
• Thomas Schmuck (Klassik Stiftung Weimar), Vestiges of Earth History: Objects and Order in Goethe’s Geological Collections
• Diana Stört (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), Goethe’s Cabinets as Epistemic Furniture

2 2  S E P T E M B E R  2 0 1 7

9:00  Session III
Moderator: Cindy Kang (The Barnes Collection)
• Mechthild Fend (University College London), Order and Affect: The Museum of Dermatological Wax Moulages at the Hôpital Saint Louis in Paris
• Juliet Carey (Waddesdon Manor, The Rothschild Collection), Staging Things: Framing the Rothschild Collection at Waddesdon Manor
• Dario Gamboni (Université de Genève), Ready-made Eye-opener: Models, Functions and Meanings of the Ironwork in Albert C. Barnes’s Displays

11:45  Lunch break

2:00  Encounters with Objects

4:15  Session IV
Moderator: Valérie Kobi (Universität Bielefeld)
• Noémie Étienne (Universität Bern), Unfolding the Specimen: Display and Diorama in New York, 1900
• Angela Matyssek (Philipps-Universität Marburg), Death by/Life by Wall Label

5:45  Final Discussion and Conclusions




Eike Schmidt Named Director of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum

Posted in museums by Editor on September 2, 2017

As reported by The Art Newspaper (1 September 2017). . .

The director of the Uffizi galleries in Florence, Eike Schmidt, is stepping down to become head of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM). The German-born sculpture specialist will replace Sabine Haag in 2019, announced the Austrian culture minister, Thomas Drozda, at a press conference today (1 September).

Schmidt made waves when he was named the first non-Italian to lead the Uffizi in 2015, among 20 new ‘super directors’ appointed to modernise Italy’s top museums and heritage sites. Following curatorial posts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC (2001–06), the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles (2006–08), and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts (2009–15), and a stint in charge of the European sculpture and works of art department at Sotheby’s London (2008–09), it was his first museum directorship. . .

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