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




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