Appel à contribution : « Exhibiting the Renaissance » (Kunsttexte 2015)

Pr_sentation du Louvre-Lens _ la presse _ _30_Exhibiting the Renaissance (Kunsttexte 2015)

Deadline: Oct 31, 2014

Exhibiting art objects has certainly increased over the past
decades. There are more and more large scale exhibitions, 
some of which able to attract masses of people. 
What is the driving force behind this multitude 
of exhibitions?
Does Renaissance, once a classical topic, still play a significant 
In order to understand the outreach of the Renaissance in public view,
we would like to have insides on how museums are dealing with their 
Renaissance departments. A museum is seldom build of objects just of 
one single period, but collections and their curators are competing 
over permanent exhibition space and temporary exhibitions. 
We would like to invite papers with reflections on the value of 
Renaissance objects in the perception of museum strategies, competing 
collections, possibilities of exhibition, etc. The value and perception 
of the collection might vary because the museum strategy values the 
Renaissance highly, because the curator is a successful promoter, 
because the civic surroundings are especially open to Renaissance 
topics, because the permanent collection already contains widely known 
Renaissance objects, or because the exhibition projects focus on topics 
which attract a mass of people. 
A thematic issue on “Exhibiting the Renaissance” is projected with the 
open access online journal Kunsttexte ( for the first 
half of 2015. We invite papers (in German, English, French, Italian, 
Spanish) for a deadline in October 2014. Please feel free to contact 
the editors of the section Renaissance with any questions.

Send your proposals to both editors of Kunsttexte (Sektion Renaissance)
Angela Dressen (
Susanne Gramatzki  (

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