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

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