Conference | Collecting and Display: A Matter of Access

Posted in conferences (to attend) by Editor on May 13, 2019

From H-ArtHist:

Collecting and Display: A Matter of Access
Munich, 22 June 2019; and London, 24 June 2019

Organized by Susan Bracken, Andrea Gáldy, and Adriana Turpin

Since its foundation in 2004, the international forum Collecting & Display has investigated numerous aspects of both collections and collectors. Such activity has taken place at regular seminars and at our conferences and has resulted in a number of publications. For June 2019 we plan an international conference at two venues: Munich (22nd) and London (24th). Speakers and attendees are welcome to book either part of the conference separately or both as a package. The 2019 conference aims to extend the discussion of the nature and pertinence of collections by focusing on the spaces in which they were displayed and how access to those spaces was controlled. By examining how collections were displayed, used and presented, and who had access to these spaces, we hope to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of collections to their owners and of their significance to contemporaries.

S A T U R D A Y ,  2 2  J U N E  2 0 1 9

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Room 007, Zentnerstr. 31, 80798 München

10.00  Registration and welcome

10.30  Morning Talks
• Orsolya Bubriák (Institute of Art History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences), The Kunstkammer of Johann Septimius Jörger in Nuremberg
• Virginie Spenlé (Director, Kunstkammer Georg Laue Inventarisierung und wissenschaftliche Bearbeitung des Bestandes), Leonhard Christoph Sturm (1669–1719) and an Ideal Architecture for Dynastic Collections
• Mary Malloy (Fellow of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard University), The Catalogue as Invitation: Recruiting Visitors to Collections in Seventeenth-Century Europe
• Catherine Phillips (Independent Scholar), Paintings, Prints, Squirrels, and Monkeys: Catherine the Great’s Hermitage

1.00  Lunch

2.00  Afternoon Talks
• Paweł Ignaczak (Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw), A Parisian Collection in a Polish Castle: Lights and Shadows of a Prestigious Location in the Context of the Struggle for National Identity
• Cecilia Riva (Collection Cataloguer, Palazzo Ducale, Venice), ‘A Well-known Subject for Photographic Reproduction’: The Layard Collection as an Example of Nineteenth-Century Advertising
• Sarah Coviello (Warburg Institute, London), ‘A scholar collects, exhibits, and writes about it’: The Personal Study Collections of Twentieth-Century Art Historians
• Maria Höger (Department für Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften der Donau-Universität Krems, Art / Brut Center Gugging), ‘Art Brut’ and ‘Outsider Art’ – ‘Ghettoization’ of Art and Their Creators?
• Laura Humphreys (Curatorial Project Manager at the Science Museum in London), New Frontiers for the Science Museum Group Collection

5:30  Drinks reception

M O N D A Y ,  2 4  J U N E  2 0 1 9

IHR, Senate House, Wolfson Room, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

9.30  Registration

9.45  Welcome and introduction

10.00  Morning Talks
• Anne Harbers (Radboud University, The Netherlands), His & Her Royal Collections: The Synergies and Symbiosis of Selecting a Publicity Channel
• Esmee Quodbach (Assistant Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library), To See or Not to See: The Visibility of the John G. Johnson Collection in Philadelphia, c.1880 to the Present
• Julia Rössel (Research Assistant in the project ‘Kupferstichkabinett Online’ of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel), Displaying Print Collections: Location, Site, Practice
• Anne Nellis Richter (Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Department of Art, American University, Washington DC), ‘An Excess of Folly’: Townhouses as Public Art Galleries in Early Nineteenth-Century London
• Isobel Caroline MacDonald (University of Glasgow and The Burrell Collection), A Private Collection on Public Display: The Significance of (Sir) William Burrell’s (1861–1958) Loan Collection

1.00  Lunch

2:00  Afternoon Talks
• Alison Clarke (University of Liverpool and the National Gallery, London), In a Better Light: Agnew’s, Spatiality, and Connoisseurial Practice, c.1875–1916
• Rebecca Tilles (Associate Curator of 18th-Century French and Western European Fine and Decorative Arts at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens), The Homes and Collecting Display of Marjorie Merriweather Post
• Laia Anguix (Northumbria University-Department of Arts), ‘In Deplorable Conditions and Totally Inadequate for the Housing of the Collections’: Storage, Conservation, and Access in Public Collections, The Case of the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle
• Megakles Rogakos (The American College of Greece), The Work of an ACG Art Curator

5.00  Drinks reception

Call for Articles | Africa: Trade, Traffic, and Collections

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on May 13, 2019

From H-ArtHist:

Journal for Art Market Studies, Special Issue on “Africa: Trade, Traffic and Collections,” Guest Edited by Felicity Bodenstein
Planned for December 2019

Abstracts due by 7 June 2019; accepted articles due by 15 September 2019

Felicity Bodenstein will be guest editor of our upcoming issue on the subject of “Africa: Trade, Traffic and Collections,” provisional publication date December 2019. We would like to explore the history of trade in artefacts from Africa, including mechanisms controlling the movement of objects, campaigns against illegal transfers, and the role of provenance in the creation of market value.

The following research subjects may serve as impulses for contributions to the issue:
• The early history of trade in African objects from the eighteenth century onwards
• Concepts of value and price development in the market for ‘ethnographic’ objects from Africa
• Trade, theft, and trophy enterprises in African objects (for example through analysis of market types, acquisitions, and provenance)
• Campaigns against illegal trade and transfers from a historical perspective
• The role of the art trade in creating diasporas of objects from Africa
• The formation of African artefact collections, be it private or public
• The relationship between museum collections and the market for African objects, with special focus on actors, agents, and networks of the trade in African artefacts
• Research into the history of collecting African objects that arrived in the West through trade intermediaries, triggered by economic, political, or war-related events
• Case studies that highlight trade actors and networks in African objects

Since 2017 the Institute for Art History and Historical Urban Studies at Technische Universität Berlin has been publishing the Open Access Journal for Art Market Studies (JAMS). Under the auspices of the Institute’s well-established Forum Kunst und Markt / Centre for Art Market Studies, the publication presents interdisciplinary research results on past and present art markets. The Journal conforms to Open Access standards including website submission and peer reviews. It is also registered on the DOAJ database. Articles are published both as pdf and in HTML format, they are DOI-registered and usually subject to a CC BY-NC copyright license.

Please submit your abstract for an article by 7 June 2019 to s.meyer-abich@tu-berlin.de.

Deadline abstract (2,000 characters/ 400 words): 7 June 2019
Deadline article (30,000 characters/ 6,000 words): 15 September 2019

Clark Fellowship in Digital Art History, Fall 2020

Posted in fellowships by Editor on May 13, 2019

From H-ArtHist:

Clark Fellowship in Digital Art History
Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, Fall 2020

Applications due by 15 October 2019

This fellowship supports a residency at the Clark Art Institute of one semester for a scholar at any stage of their career involved in a project that is either born-digital or has a substantial component that exists outside the publishing model of the monographic book. The project should contain not only a digital component but also a critical awareness of the methodological possibilities, problems, and questions in applying digital methods to art history today. This fellowship is particularly aimed at scholars working on material that is pre-1900.

The Clark Art Institute combines a public art museum with a complex of research and academic programs, including a major art history library. The Clark is an international center for discussion on the nature of art and its history. Fellowships are awarded every year to established and promising scholars with the aim of fostering a critical commitment to inquiry in the theory, history, and interpretation of art and visual culture. In addition to providing an opportunity for sustained research for fellows, outside of their usual professional obligations, the Clark encourages them to participate in a variety of collaborative and public discussions on diverse art historical topics as well as on larger questions and motivations that shape the practice of art history. For more information please visit the website. Applicants are required to complete an online application form. All materials must be submitted in English.

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