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Call for Papers | Interpreting Italians Abroad

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 30, 2019

From ArtHist.net:

Interpreting Italians Abroad: The Migration of Ticinese Architects in the Early Modern Era
Erlangen, 24–25 April 2020

Proposals due by 10 January 2020

From at least the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries, architects—including painter and sculptor-architects—from Ticino and northern Lombardy migrated and worked in great numbers across Europe. Their movements extended from the Iberian Peninsula to Russia, and they were also active throughout Italy itself. These architects moved in extended family networks, often bringing whole teams of masons and other artists on their journeys abroad, and many returned to their home valleys each winter. Despite the prevalence of these migrations throughout Europe and the high number of artists and architects involved, there has not yet been a comprehensive study of their movements, their effect on the regions in which they worked, or the influence of these different environments on the Ticinese themselves. The absence of such a study is particularly acute for the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as it has long been assumed that the Ticinese and Lombards were key agents in the development of Renaissance architecture in other regions of Europe.

The earliest attempts to quantify this migration consisted mainly of lists of architects and where they worked and were often colored by a nationalistic interpretation of their role in European art history (most notably their inclusion in the series from the 1930s, L’opera del genio italiano all’estro). Later studies (such as those by Crivelli, 1966–1971) turned away from such overtly politically motivated interpretations, but still failed to address key questions why such migration was desirable from the point of view of either the artists or their patrons, what exactly was their effect on the regions in which they worked, and how they related to local architects and craftsmen.

Contemporary studies have consisted mainly of focused case studies of individual architects or families working in a specific region but have tended to isolate these figures from their local environments. Although Ticinese architects worked in great numbers throughout Italy itself, specific studies of their activities have been comparatively limited, with a focus mainly on Genoa. Other studies address outstanding figures such as Carlo Maderno, Francesco Borromini, and Domenico and Carlo Fontana, whose fame has seemingly allowed them to transcend their Ticinese origins.

This workshop proposes to address the totality of the phenomena of Ticinese artistic migration across Europe in light of recent developments in migration studies, network studies, center-and-periphery studies, and studies of cultural and stylistic transfer. Both finished papers and works-in-progress are welcome.

Some themes that might be addressed include:
• What affect did Ticinese architects have on their environments? How were they changed by their new surroundings?
• What relationship did the migratory architects have to local colleagues and professional bodies such as guilds?
• Why were the Ticinese desirable as architects and workers?
• How were their professional networks structured and how did they function? Can professional connections beyond extended family networks be identified?
• What facilitated their movement in some regions (Central Europe, Spain and Portugal, Italy) more than others (France, England, the Netherlands)?
• What role did the Ticinese architects play in the development of Renaissance forms in architecture across Europe? Can this influence be evaluated against other sources of knowledge such as prints and books or travel to Italy itself by patrons and foreign architects?
• How does ‘influence’ or ‘stylistic transfer’ actually work in a given environment? What individuals or cultural factors are at play in this process?
• How can the idea of the Ticinese as agents of the Italian Renaissance be reconciled with the fact of their stylistically plural work (for example their work in Gothic or Netherlandish styles)?

The workshop will take place at the Institute of Art History in Erlangen, Germany on 24–25 April 2020. Please send an abstract in either English or Italian (max. 300 words) and a short CV to Sarah W. Lynch (sarah.lynch@fau.de) by 10 January 2020.

Call for Papers | Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500–1800

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 29, 2019

From the Call for Papers:

Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500–1800
University of California, Santa Barbara, 28–29 February 2020

Proposals due by 5 December 2019

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500–1800, to be held on February 28 and 29, 2020. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Melissa E. Sanchez (University of Pennsylvania) and Rajani Sudan (Southern Methodist University).

Queer Crossings, Unruly Locales, 1500–1800 will explore the intersection between queer studies and the study of mobilities, crossings, and networks, both local and global, in early modern England and around the world. We invite conversations that address and interrogate the concept of ‘queer crossings’ and ‘unruly locales’ broadly construed. We seek to answer questions such as: What constitutes a crossing? What does it mean to read locales as unruly? What power dynamics reveal themselves in weighing queer crossings and unruly locales? How do travel narratives reveal and abound with queerness in terms of identity, time, relations, and other perspectives? Who or what has the privilege of crossing, queerness, or unruly-ness?

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
• The global early modern
• Borderlands
• Gender, sexuality, trans, and queer studies in the global early modern
• Queer philology
• Migration and migratory studies
• Crossings of genre
• Critical race studies
• Global mobility and crossings
• Travel narratives/narratives of exploration
• Critical food studies; ‘fusion’ as crossing/queer
• Translation and mediation
• Currency, capital, and trade across early modern periods/borders
• Connected histories
• Queering the archive

We invite abstracts of 150 to 200 words and a one-page CV to be sent to emcfellow@gmail.com by November 20, 2019. We envision and invite both twenty-minute panel presentations and ten-minute roundtable presentations; we will also consider complete panel or roundtable proposals. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the conference organizer, Giorgina Paiella, at emcfellow@gmail.com.

Call for Papers | Boston University Graduate Symposium — Environment

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 27, 2019

From Boston University:

Environment: Awareness, Exchange, and Impact
36th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art & Architecture
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 28 March 2020

Coordinated by Bailey Benson and Rebecca Arnheim

Proposals due by 6 December 2019

Conversations about the environment are a prominent and contentious aspect of life in the 21st century, but the environment has always been an omnipresent force. Serving both as a stage for human performance and as an active agent in shaping human actions, the environment permeates the consciousness and creative output of artists and architects, as well as influencing interactions with their works. The topic of ‘the Environment’ serves as a nexus for discussions surrounding the natural, the man-made, the built, and the social, among others.

The 36th Annual Boston University Graduate Symposium in the History of Art & Architecture invites submissions that consider the theme of ‘the Environment’. How have interactions with, and interpretations of, natural and man-made environments informed artistic and architectural work? How do various locations, identities, and political climates impact the production of art and architecture?

Possible subjects include, but are not limited to, the following: landscape painting; architectural responses to the environment; garden design and landscaping; responses to climate change and sustainability; expressions of real or imagined spaces; ceremonial and spiritual engagement; land use and reclamation as it relates to artistic practice; environmental activism and justice; political interventions and implications; the gendering of environment; and climate disasters, displacement, and the anthropocene. We welcome submissions from graduate students at all stages of study, and from any area of study.

Papers must be original and previously unpublished. Please send an abstract (300 words or fewer), a paper title, and a CV to bugraduatesymposiumhaa@gmail.com. The deadline for submissions is Friday, December 6, 2019. Selected speakers will be notified by December 20, 2019, and are expected to accept or decline the offer within a week of notification. Papers should be 20 minutes in length and will be followed by a question and answer session. The Symposium will be held Saturday, March 28, 2020, with a keynote lecture Dr. Christopher Heuer, and graduate presentations in the Trustees Room of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

This event is generously sponsored by the Boston University Center for the Humanities; the Boston University Department of History of Art & Architecture; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Boston University Graduate Student History of Art & Architecture Association. Additional information is available here.

Call for Papers | Unleashing the Senses in the Art of the Americas

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 27, 2019

From ArtHist.net:

Touch, Taste, Turn: Unleashing the Senses in the Art of the Americas
Fifth Annual Symposium of Latin American Art
Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 2–4 April 2020

Proposals due by 13 January 2020

The Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, Columbia University in the City of New York, and the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA) are pleased to announce the Fifth Annual Symposium of Latin American Art. Touch, Taste, Turn: Unleashing the Senses in the Art of the Americas will be held in New York on April 2, 3 and 4, 2020. The symposium will include keynote lectures by María Magdalena Campos-Pons and Claire Tancons, and a methodological workshop for the panelists led by Constance Classen.

Cultural and artistic practices that engage with multiple senses (e.g. sight, smell, hearing, taste, touch, and beyond) have a long history in the Americas. Indigenous civilizations and Afro-diasporic communities have developed artifacts and practices that promote forms of knowledge grounded in presence, materiality, and sensorial perception. Examples include Andean quipus or knotted cords used to communicate information, Haitian Vodun visual and ritualistic practices summoning sensorial and spiritual energies, and seventeenth-century Tupinambá ceremonial feather capes. These legacies continue to inspire artists today, such as Cecilia Vicuña, who produces environments that evoke quipus; María Magdalena Campos-Pons, whose mixed-media works incorporate bodily interventions and soundscapes; and Guadalupe Maravilla, whose performances explore movement and the experience of migration.

With these precedents in mind, this year’s iteration of the symposium will bring together interdisciplinary and cross-temporal scholarship focusing on objects and practices by makers and artists in the Americas that engage in multisensorial experiences. By placing an emphasis on multiple senses and their interrelation, the event will draw upon and expand on the ‘sensory turn’, an approach more commonly associated with disciplines such as anthropology, history, and cultural studies since the late 1980s. Unleashing the senses poses important challenges to art history, a discipline founded on the privileging of sight, by underscoring the role of multiple senses in the creation of meaning.

Our event will recall previous undertakings by art historians and critics in the Americas who have embraced the sensorial to analyze or theorize Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx art. Examples range from Brazilian poet Ferreira Gullar’s 1959 Manifesto Neo-Concreto to Nuyorican artist Raphael Montañez Ortiz’s multimedia pedagogical projects in the 1970s, as well as the 1981 “Primer Coloquio Latinoamericano de Arte No Objetual y de Arte Urbano” in Medellín. Anticipating the ‘sensory turn’, these efforts brought attention to practices previously undervalued in art history such as vernacular music and culture, self-taught arts and crafts, and performance.

Inspired by the rich and diverse artistic and historiographical production of the Americas, this event revolves around questions such as: What does a multisensorial approach bring to the understanding of Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx art? Conversely, what does the production of those regions bring to the understanding of multisensorialism? What strategies can artists and scholars adopt to complicate the sense of sight? How are sensorial experiences conditioned by social, cultural, and historical variables, and how can they help us understand those variables? How does a multisensorial model put pressure on art history? How can museums and cultural institutions promote experiences that go beyond visuality? Possible themes include but are not limited to:
• Immersive, participatory, and multisensorial installations (including soundscapes, haptic media, and techniques, olfactory and edible artworks, etc.)
• Artistic engagements with kinesthesia and synesthesia
• Motion, performance, and physicality
• The relation between multisensoriality and intermedial practices
• Landscape, the built environment, and the senses
• Artistic and cultural deployment of psychotropics
• Technology’s potential for sensorial expansion
• Challenges to the hierarchization of the senses
• The politics of sensorial repression or negation
• Archival practices that transcend visual documentation
• Spiritual knowledges, magical thinking, and ritualistic practices
• Art engaging bodily pleasure and desire
• Accessibility issues in curatorial and pedagogical strategies
• The ‘sensory turn’, interdisciplinary methodologies, and art history

Current graduate students, recent graduates, and emerging scholars are invited to apply, especially those based in Latin America and the Caribbean. Topics from all historical periods of Latin American / Latinx / Chicanx / and Caribbean art (e.g. pre-Columbian, Colonial, Modern, Contemporary), as well as fields outside the realm of art history, but grounded in visual material (e.g. Cinema and Media Studies, Latin American and Latinx studies, Visual Culture) are highly encouraged. Abstracts will be accepted in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

To apply, please submit an abstract of up to 300 words to symposium@islaa.org by Monday, January 13, 2020. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Monday, February 3, 2020. Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes, with additional time for discussion. In your application, please indicate your current institutional affiliation and from where you will be traveling, as well as the languages you speak. Limited funding may be available to assist with travel expenses.

This symposium is generously funded by the Institute for Studies on Latin American Art (ISLAA), the Rewald Endowment of the Graduate Center’s Ph.D. Program in Art History, and the Department of Latin American and Iberian Cultures and the Institute for Latin American Studies at Columbia University. It is coordinated by Professors Edward J. Sullivan, Helen Gould Sheppard Professor in the History of Art at the Institute of Fine Arts; Anna Indych-López, Professor of 20th-Century Latin American and Latinx Art at the Graduate Center; Katherine Manthorne, Professor of Art of the United States, Latin America, and their Cross-Currents, 1750–1950 at the Graduate Center; Lisa Trever, Lisa and Bernard Selz Associate Professor in Pre-Columbian Art History and Archaeology; Alexander Alberro,Virginia Bloedel Wright ’51 Professor of Art History, Barnard; and Kellie E. Jones, Professor. The symposium is organized by current PhD candidates Horacio Ramos and Francesca Ferrari and PhD students Juan Gabriel Ramírez Bolivar, Gwen Unger, Julián Sánchez González, and Tie Jojima.

For further information or with any questions, please contact symposium@islaa.org.

Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, 2020–21

Posted in fellowships by Editor on November 26, 2019

From the fellowship announcement:

The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme, 2020–21
Applications due by 19 January 2020

The Rijksmuseum welcomes international, independent research proposals which open new perspectives on the museum’s collection, its history, and activities. The purpose of the Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme is to encourage and support scholarly investigation, and to contribute to academic discourses while strengthening bonds between the museum and universities. The programme enables highly talented candidates to base part of their research at the Rijksmuseum, and offers access to the museum’s expertise, collections, library, and laboratories. Furthermore, the programme facilitates opportunities for Fellows to engage in workshops and excursions to encourage exchange of knowledge—amongst both themselves and the broader museum audience.

Application and Procedure

Please review the eligibility, funding, and application requirements by visiting the Rijksmuseum website. For the 2020–2021 academic year, candidates can apply for:
• Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for research in art and cultural history – apply here
• Terra Foundation Fellowship for research in American Photography – apply here
• Johan Huizinga Fellowship for historical research – apply here
• Migelien Gerritzen Fellowship for conservation and scientific research – apply here
• Anton C.R. Dreesmann Fellowship for art historical research – apply here

The closing date for all applications is 19 January 2020, at 6.00pm (Amsterdam time/CET). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. All applications must be submitted online and in English. Applications or related materials delivered via email, postal mail, or in person will not be accepted. Selection will be made by an international committee in February 2020. The committee consists of eminent scholars in the relevant fields of study from European universities and institutions, and members of the curatorial and conservation staff of the Rijksmuseum. Applicants will be notified by 15 March 2020. All Fellowships will start in September 2020. For questions concerning the application procedure, contact the Coordinator of the Fellowship Programme (fellowships@rijksmuseum.nl).

Call for Papers | Veiling the Body

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 25, 2019

From ArtHist.net:

Veiling the Body: Cloth, Skin, Membrane, Paper
The John Rylands Research Institute, University of Manchester, 11–12 June 2020

Proposals due by 20 January 2020

The word ‘veil’ most commonly connotes a piece of cloth worn on the body not primarily for warmth or protection, but as a symbol, usually of modesty or withdrawing from a public realm. In many cultures, veils have held a contradictory status of concealing the (most often female) body and of heightening the significance of exposure. In Europe, the word ‘veil’ and its cognates have also variously connoted: human skin and bodily membranes; draperies and curtains in religious and secular spaces; relics; and the separations between material and spiritual realms. In all contexts, the word points to secrecy and hiddenness, inflected with the potential for exposure and display.

Veiling the Body will bring together these themes in a cross-disciplinary workshop to explore the themes of secrecy and exposure, as well as the interrelations between the skin and membranes of our bodies, the cloths that cover them, and the materials with which we represent both. We welcome proposals on themes including, but not limited to:
• Religious veils and relics
• Anatomical and medical images of unveiling
• Spiritual or ethereal veils
• The resonances between skin and cloth
• Clothing, veiling and exposure of the body
• Images that veil, or work in unique ways to represent veils
• The material culture of veils, skin and membranes

With this workshop, we aim to make connections across disciplines, time periods and locations. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers from scholars across the arts and humanities, museum staff, and artists working on the themes of veils and bodies from any place and time. Proposals of no more than 250 words, along with a short bio, should be sent to veilingthebody2020@gmail.com by 20th January 2020. Travel and accommodation will be provided for speakers, and conference fee waivers will be available for attendees who do not have research budgets.

In addition to conference-style paper sessions, the workshop will include collections encounters with historic and contemporary material. The workshop will be held in the Historic Reading Room of the John Rylands Library in Manchester.

Call for Papers | Color Charts

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 25, 2019

From ArtHist.net:

Color Charts as Trading Zones between Science and Art, 1500–1800
9th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science
Bologna, 31 August — 3 September 2020

Proposals due by 5 December 2019

This is a call for abstracts for a symposium proposal to be submitted to the 9th International Conference of the European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) that will be held in 2020 in Bologna.

The seminal role played by color in the progress of science, technology, industry, and commerce during the early modern period and enlightenment has never been thoroughly analyzed from a broad perspective. Today we tend to compartmentalize the historical investigation of color science, artisanal technology, and commercial endeavors as separate fields. However, historically, coloring substances represent a clear-cut intersection between these three worlds. The opening of communication channels between artisanal and academic worlds has been defined by Pamela O. Long as a “trading zone” (Long 2011). From the early modern period, the growing interest of natural philosophers in the processes of manufacturing pigments and dyestuffs and the ability to control their use with systematic and scientific approaches were fundamental factors in the technological and commercial advancements that are usually associated with the period. The tacit color knowledge of artisans was gradually traded to the sciences and popularized in dictionaries, encyclopedias, and academic journals.

Besides the publication of color recipes and mixing instructions as handbooks, this specific trading zone allowed the production of (colored) visual tools, like color charts, painting palettes, sample cards and pattern books, relating to color technology, color teaching, and color selling. These visual tools have been generally regarded as painters’ instruments and teaching aids for amateur painters, and only in few recent studies linked to the sciences (Lowengard 2006; Kuehni and Schwarz 2008; Bushart and Steinle 2015; Karliczek and Schwarz 2016). We propose a symposium which will focus on intersectional aspects of trading color-related information and knowledge, from chemistry through commerce to art, with a specific focus on color charts.

We invite historians of science and from other disciplines to submit cross-disciplinary papers discussing topics like:
• Color charts and raw materials relating to botany, zoology, mineralogy, pharmacy
• Color charts and experimenting and developing colors for dyeing, porcelain, enamel, watercolors, oil painting, glass manufacturing
• Color charts and scientific illustrations (cartography, petrography, zoology, botany, mineralogy)
• Color charts and color selling (color samplers, color cakes, color cases, color price and relating fraud)
• Color charts and teaching (paintings, printing, dyeing)

Please send your abstracts (300 words) with a cv (150 words) to Giulia Simonini (giulia.simonini@tu-berlin.de) by December 5, 2019.

Cited Literature
• Pamela O. Long, Artisan/Practitioners and the Rise of the New Sciences, 1400–1600 (Corvallis, 2011).
• Sarah Lowengard, The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe (Gutenberg-e, 2006).
• Rolf G. Kuehni and Andreas Schwarz, Color Ordered: A Survey of Color Order Systems from Antiquity to the Present (New York, 2008).
• Magdalena Bushart and Friedrich Steinle, eds., Colour Histories: Science, Art, and Technology in the 17th and 18th Centuries (De Gruyter, 2015).

London Art Week Winter 2019

Posted in Art Market by Editor on November 23, 2019

From the press release:

London Art Week Winter
London, 1–6 December 2019

The galleries and auction houses of London Art Week throw open their doors for the third iteration of LAW Winter, from Sunday 1 to Friday 6 December 2019. Thirty-two special exhibitions and Old Master sales offer millennia of art at locations throughout Mayfair and St. James’s. Whilst the emphasis is on pre-contemporary works, art on display dates back as far as the days of ancient Greece and Rome through to the present time.

London Art Week is a wonderful excuse for collectors, curators and art lovers to explore many of the capital’s most illustrious commercial art galleries and spaces, and enjoy events and talks. All the works displayed are for sale, with prices starting below £1,000, and the expert dealers are on hand to share their knowledge. Like visiting a series of mini museums, following the London Art Week Winter 2019 map (drawn by artist Adam Dant) reveals rarely-seen medieval art from Spain, ‘giant leaf’ renaissance tapestries inspired by exotic plants of the New World, ground-breaking female artists of the 20th century, art influenced by the orient, and works by famous ‘blue chip’ artists of the 17th to 20th centuries. . . .

The ‘Bleu Celeste’ broth-bowl and cover with stand (Vincennes, 1755), one of only three known examples, is offered by Oliver Forge & Brendan Lynch Ltd, in connection with their exhibition Ottoman Patronage and European Merchandise: Works of Art from Turkey and France, 1530–1820 (the catalogue is available here).

The full LAW press release, with additional highlights is available here»

 

Call for Papers | Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines

Posted in Calls for Papers by Editor on November 22, 2019

From the Call for Papers:

Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines: Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851
The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California, 17–18 September 2021

Organized by Jordan Bear and Catherine Roach

Proposals due by 1 April 2020

In 1820, the Romantic painter Théodore Géricault sent his now-famous image of a shipwreck, The Raft of the Medusa, by boat to London. There, it was shown at Bullock’s Egyptian Hall, a display space that also featured attractions as varied as live reindeer and Napoleon’s carriage, captured at Waterloo. This well-known episode was not an aberration or a Romantic eccentricity; it was, quite simply, business as usual. In many nineteenth-century cities, exhibiting outside of official art venues was not uncommon, nor was it necessarily an act of rebellion. Recent scholarship has challenged preconceptions about audience and cultural hierarchy in relation to Géricault’s Raft, but we are only beginning to understand the role of artworks within a broader culture of display.

This conference will assemble an international group of distinguished scholars to rethink some of our fundamental assumptions about exhibitions in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. It will focus on London as the center of an exhibitionary culture and as a hub of empire. It will consider a vibrant period of this culture, roughly from the opening in 1775 of the Leverian Museum, or Holophusikon, brimming with artifacts from Captain Cook’s voyages, to the staging in 1851 of the Great Exhibition, which inaugurated a new age of international shows.

The protagonist of many of the most influential art historical studies of recent decades has been the figure of the spectator, who has brought with her a revitalized engagement with the surprisingly varied modes of the reception of works of art. And while the foregrounding of the experience of the spectator, or ‘beholder’, or ‘observer’, has broadened the compass of the discipline considerably, we still hold a relatively orthodox view of the kinds of venues, events, and display practices that are deemed worthy of inquiry. Even as art historians have valorized the expressive possibilities of alternative exhibition spaces so central to avant-garde identity, the appearance of paintings in the precincts of commercial entertainment has, for many years, been consigned to a position of marginal curiosity in the history of art. Exhibition-makers are often characterized as either renegades or hucksters—as if aesthetically daring artists were not part of the market, or as if commercial displays could not contain works of aesthetic or cultural merit. Both the sheen of avant-garde rebellion and the tarnish of lucre continue to color approaches to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century displays.

Even the most adventurous of recent studies have not fully accounted for the most singular feature of the display of these works of art in the first decades of the century: their embeddedness in an exhibitionary landscape consisting of the richest imaginable array of artifacts, environments, and living creatures. Imperialist expansion and the need to justify it brought an increasingly wide range of objects to European urban centers. Moreover, these diverse displays were consumed in concert. They were part of a round of seasonal entertainments that might include viewing oil paintings in the morning and taxidermy in the afternoon—or viewing examples of both at a single venue. To recapture this context, talks given at this event will consider relationships among venues or trace the circulation of objects and visitors among multiple sites of display.

Speakers will include
• Ann Bermingham (University of California, Santa Barbara)
• Rosie Dias (University of Warwick)
• Meredith Gamer (Columbia University)
• Mark Hallett (Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art)
• John Plunkett (University of Exeter)

We are now seeking additional speakers to join this roster. Early career scholars and scholars from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. We anticipate that papers will be 35–40 minutes in length, and will be presented to the Huntington’s larger scholarly community. The generous support of the Huntington’s Research Department will cover economy airfare, hotel accommodation, and incidental transport expenses for speakers. To apply, please send an abstract of 250 words and a CV to huntingtonconference2021@gmail.com by 1 April 2020.

Call for Applications | Masterclass on Wax-Resin Linings

Posted in opportunities by Editor on November 22, 2019

From the programme flyer:

Conserving Canvas Initiative — The Dutch Method Unfolded: Masterclass on Wax-Resin Linings
University of Amsterdam, 29 June — 10 July 2020

Applications due by 14 December 2019

The Department of Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) is pleased to announce The Dutch Method Unfolded, a masterclass on wax-resin linings to be held at the UvA from 29 June to 10 July 2020. The two-week program is supported by the Getty Foundation as part of its Conserving Canvas initiative.

The goal of the masterclass is to disseminate knowledge on the history of wax-resin linings, a remedial conservation method invented in the Netherlands in the first half of the 19th century and extensively used by paintings conservators in Europe and abroad until the 1970s. The masterclass will also inform on the impact of wax-resin linings on the physical and material characteristics of paintings. Furthermore, it will provide a platform to share expertise and reflect on the consequences of the method for today’s conservation of lined paintings.

The masterclass is a joint initiative of the University of Amsterdam with the following Dutch museums: Frans Hals Museum, Amsterdam Museum, Mauritshuis, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and Van Gogh Museum, in collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (RCE) and the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL).
The masterclass is offered to a group of maximum 14 mid-career professionals in conservation including conservators of cultural heritage, art historians, curators, collection manager, and conservation scientists. The participants of the masterclass will receive funding for travel and accommodation.

The participants of the masterclass will be selected via an open call which closing date is 14 December 2019. Further information regarding registration and the program, is available here. For inquiries, please contact the program organization at wax-resin-fgw@uva.nl. Further information on the Getty’s initiative can be found here.