Appel à communication : « All the Beauty of the World. The Western Market for non-European Artefacts (18th-20th century) » (Berlin, 13-15 octobre 2016)

Une coupe en or d'Asie centrale vendue par Sotheby'sIn the wake of the Western expansion, a fast growing number of non-European artefacts entered the European market. They initially made their way into princely cabinets of curiosities. Enabled by the forced opening and exploitation of more and more parts of the world and pushed by social and technological changes of the time, the 18th century brought a boom of the market of non-European artefacts in Europe. This came along with the emergence of a broader collecting culture and the development of a rich museumscape. This market and its development in terms of methods and places of exchange and monetary and ideological value of the objects are in the focus of an . . . → En lire plus