Appel à communication : VII Colloque du Musée D. João VI / IV Colloque International – Collections d’Art au Brésil et au Portugal

How is art displayed within collections of different types: scientific, artistic, didactic, museological, private and public? Once we give access to it through this strategy of display, how is it understood? What kind of experience and/or knowledge does it promote? And how does that influence affect the writing of Art Histories? The physical spaces filled by these collections gather different experiences that need to be contemplated [taken into account] in the writing processes of Art Histories. Rather than evaluating works of art through the isolated images of each piece, their photographic representations and the data available in inventories, we propose that trying to access them in physical locations opens up new perspectives. Objects gain concreteness, materiality, positions, means of interaction with other pieces next to them as well as with people who relate to them under these circumstances, which enables us to take into consideration embodied acting observers. In certain locations, empty spaces acquire densities, as intervals between objects working as amalgamations of sense, contributing to give cohesion to the collections. We call for proposals that, within this mental framework, reflect about the spatiality of art collections, considering works of art as they occupy real physical spaces, instigating discussions about art and its location and the means of reception and understanding according to their means of display. . . . → En lire plus

Table-ronde : « The Period Rooms » (Paris, 26 janvier 2017)

The Period roomsÀ l’occasion de la publication de The Period Rooms. Allestimenti storici tra arte, collezionismo e museologia aux Bononia University Press, nous avons le plaisir de vous convier jeudi 26 janvier 2017 à 16h00 à une table-ronde en présence des auteurs et autour des directeurs de la publication :

Sandra Costa, professeur d’histoire de l’art à l’Alma Mater Studiorum de Bologne,

Dominique Poulot, professeur d’histoire de l’art à Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne,

Mercedes Volait, directeur de recherche au CNRS.

La table ronde sera modérée par Delphine Burlot, maître de conférences en histoire de l’art à Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

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Appel à communication : « Collecting Raphael » (Rome, Bibliothèque Hertziana, 12-14 octobre 2017)

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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino in the collections and in the history of collecting In view of the forthcoming 500th anniversary celebration of Raphael’s death (Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, Urbino 1483 – Rome 1520), an international conference to focus on the reception of Raphael and the history of collections will draw together scholars of collecting and history of taste with curators of the main collections of Raphael’s paintings and drawings in both Italy and abroad. The conference, organised by Sybille Ebert-Schifferer and Claudia La Malfa, will be held at the Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max-Planck-Institut für Kunstgeschichte, in Rome in October 2017. Raphael’s works have enjoyed an uninterrupted fortuna in the history of collecting. His fame has fueled collectors’ passions for centuries, . . . → En lire plus

Rencontre : « Autour des Rothschild – Des collections, un livre, un portail » (Paris, 24 novembre)

Joshua Reynolds, Master Hare,1788, Paris, musée du Louvre, legs Alphonse de RothschildLa famille Rothschild a joué un rôle exceptionnel dans l’histoire du collectionnisme et du patrimoine culturel européens, par l’importance et la qualité de ses collections, mais aussi par ses donations. En offrant plus de cent trente mille oeuvres et objets d’art (donations, legs, participations financières…) à plus de deux cents institutions françaises, les Rothschild ont fait preuve d’une implication sans précédent dans le cours de la vie artistique française. Une étude globale et approfondie, dirigée par Pauline Prevost-Marcilhacy, leur a été consacrée, donnant lieu à . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Mazarin, Rome et l’Italie » (Paris, 11-13 mai 2017)

Robert Nanteuil, Mazarin dans sa galerie, 1659Ce colloque, qui prend la suite du colloque Mazarin, les lettres et les arts (Institut, décembre 2002, publié en 2006), portera sur les liens de Mazarin avec Rome et l’Italie, durant sa période romaine, jusqu’en 1643, puis durant son ministériat en France.

Dans une double perspective, celle de l’histoire et celle de l’histoire des arts (arts plastiques, musique, littérature), on y étudiera ses réseaux (diplomatiques, politiques, religieux, familiaux, de renseignement, les uns et les autres souvent mêlés), son collectionnisme, son mécénat, sa propagande (on attire l’attention sur la « correspondance politique » des archives des Affaires étrangères et son abondante documentation peu exploitée).

Langues du colloque : . . . → En lire plus

Appel à candidature : Bourses de Master en histoire du marché de l’art et du collectionnisme (Londres, septembre 2016)

755px-Johan_Zoffany_-_Tribuna_of_the_Uffizi_-_Google_Art_ProjectFULL AND PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THE MA IN THE ART MARKET AND THE HISTORY OF COLLECTING

The University of Buckingham

A one-year MA offered by the University of Buckingham and the National Gallery in association with Waddesdon Manor (Rothschild Collections). Investigating American and European art markets and cultures of collecting from the Renaissance to the present day, it is taught by staff from the University of Buckingham, the National Gallery and Waddesdon Manor.

A unique MA

A unique feature of the course will be access to two of the greatest surviving art dealers’ archives: Agnew’s, acquired by the National Gallery in 2014, and Colnaghi’s, housed since February . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Mazarin, Rome et l’Italie » (Paris, 11-13 mai 2017)

Robert Nanteuil, Jules Mazarin et la bibliothèque Mazarine v. 1659 Ce colloque, qui prend la suite du colloque Mazarin, les lettres et les arts (Institut, décembre 2002, publié en 2006), portera sur les liens de Mazarin avec Rome et l’Italie, durant sa période romaine, jusqu’en 1643, puis durant son ministériat en France. Dans une double perspective, celle de l’histoire et celle de l’histoire des arts (arts plastiques, musique, littérature), on y étudiera ses réseaux (diplomatiques, politiques, religieux, familiaux, de renseignement, les uns et les autres souvent mêlés), son collectionnisme, son mécénat, sa propagande (on attire l’attention sur la « correspondance politique » des archives des Affaires étrangères et son abondante documentation peu exploitée).

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Appel à communication : « Working on Things: On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects » (Berlin, 21-22 novembre 2016)

big_artfichier_685447_2687744_201309134055658Working on Things: On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects Organized as part of the project “Dinosaurs in Berlin. Brachiosaurus brancai as an Icon of Politics, Science and Popular Culture”, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, in cooperation with the base project “Mobile Objects” as part of the German Research Foundation’s cluster of excellence “Image Knowledge Gestaltung: An Interdisciplinary Laboratory”. “Art is beautiful, but it’s a lot of work.” Karl Valentin’s aphorism can be applied to all kinds of collected objects, regardless of whether they belong to the fields of art history, natural history, ethnography, archaeology, or history. Various kinds of work have to be invested in objects before they become worthy of collection, before they . . . → En lire plus

Colloque : « The Collections of Queen Christina of Sweden » (Rome, 25-26 mai 2015)

220px-Drottning_Kristina_av_SverigeThe Collections of Queen Christina of Sweden (Rome, 25-26 May 15) Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica in Palazzo Corsini, Via della Lungara, 10, 00165 Roma, Italia, May 25 – 26, 2015 Le collezioni di Cristina di Svezia: stato della ricerca The Collections of Queen Christina of Sweden: the state of research International conference

For more than a century, scholars from various disciplines have studied Queen Christina’s activities as patron and collector, in Rome as well as in Stockholm. The results have been published in a range of languages in diverse formats. What is lacking is a comprehensive overview of her collections and patronage in one publication and this conference aims to bring together some of the leading scholars in the field who . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Collectors and Collecting from the Early Modern Period to the Present » (Portsmouth, juin 2015)

DAVID TENIERS LE JEUNE, L'Archiduc Léopold dans sa collection de Bruxelles, 1651, Vienne, Kunsthistorisches MuseumFor centuries humans have conceptualised their identities through the activity of collecting. The practice of defining culture, space and time through interactions and relationships with objects appears to be a recurring feature of human history and has led to a long tradition of memorialising the past in libraries, museums, archives and personal collections. Since civilisation began, there has been an ever-increasing trend for collecting objects, from exotic souvenirs of antiquity to photograph albums, objets d’art to folk tales and songs, literary mementoes to governmental archives. In recent years, this has led to the meaningful object being explored . . . → En lire plus

Colloque : « Curieux d’estampes. Collections et collectionneurs de gravures en Europe (1500-1815) » (Paris, Ecole du Louvre, INHA)

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Curieux d’estampes.

Collections et collectionneurs de gravures en Europe (1500-1815)

Université Paris-Sorbonne

Vendredi 24 octobre : Ecole du Louvre, Amphithéâtre Dürer, Palais du Louvre, Porte Jaujard

Samedi 25 octobre : Site INHA (Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art), Salle Vasari, 2, rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris

De nombreux historiens de l’art ont déjà eu l’occasion de traiter du thème des collections et des collectionneurs, depuis les études pionnières d’Antoine Schnapper, de Krzysztof Pomian ou encore de Francis Haskell, jusqu’à celles,plus récentes, de Michiel Plomp ou des contributeurs au colloque international, Collectionner, Collectionneurs au XIXe et XXe siècles, dirigé par Patrick Michel, Pauline Marcilhacy et Raphaël Abrille (Paris, musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, 2011). Pourtant, force . . . → En lire plus

Collectionner à la folie à Paris au XVIIIe siècle : représentation de la Curiosimanie , comédie de Charles-Antoine Coypel

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14 octobre 2014 – 18h30 Auditorium de la Galerie Colbert entrée libre

Accès : 6 rue des Petits-Champs ou 2, rue Vivienne 75002 Paris

Dorsimond est fou. Pour enrichir sa collection, il est prêt à tout sacrifier, même le bonheur de sa fille ! Mais l’amour est rusé et le collectionneur ne demande qu’à être trompé, pourvu qu’on lui assure que son cabinet de curiosités est le plus beau de Paris. Charles-Antoine Coypel (1694-1752) a hésité entre la carrière de peintre et de dramaturge. Avant de choisir définitivement le pinceau, il a écrit de nombreuses pièces, dont la plupart son restées inédites. La Bibliothèque centrale des musées nationaux a acquis un ensemble de . . . → En lire plus

Appel à contribution : « New Book Series: History of Collecting & Art Markets »

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Brill’s « Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets » is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to original scholarship on the social, cultural, and economic mechanisms underlying the circulation of art. Over the last two decades interest in the formation, display, and dissolution of art collections increased tremendously; art markets, trade routes, and dealer networks became a rich field of interdisciplinary inquiry. Scholarship brought forth a lot of information about the flamboyant personalities to whom the possession of art was a lifestyle; regarding the « social life of things », i.e. the provenance of individual artworks, many research gaps could be closed. This shift in scholarly attention from the production side to . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Collecting through Connections » (4-6 février 2015, Lisbonne)

Collecting through Connections: Glass and Stained-glass Collectors and their Networks in the 19th Century

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 1st February 2014

lisbonThe Research Unit VICARTE – Glass and Ceramic for the Arts and Parques de Sintra – Monte da Lua (entrusted with the management of Pena National Palace) are organizing the international conference « Collecting through Connections: Glass and Stained-glass Collectors and their Networks in the 19th Century », which will be held in Lisbon from the 4th to the 6th of February of 2015.

For this conference, we invite abstracts focusing on 19th century collecting practices for glass and stained glass. Selected papers will be published before the conference.

The aim of this conference . . . → En lire plus

Appel à contribution : « Collecting and Displaying in Portugal: From João V to the Estado Novo »

Collecting and Displaying in Portugal: From João V to the Estado Novo

Edited by Foteini Vlachou (Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade Nova de Lisboa)

Image 2During the last two decades, the interest in Portuguese collecting and collectors, as well as objects commissioned and purchased abroad during the maritime expansion has known a significant surge. The publications and exhibition catalogues of scholars such as Maria Antónia Pinto de Matos (the specialist on Chinese export porcelain) or Annemarie Jordan Gschwend have drawn attention to the extensive commerce of luxury and exotic goods between Portugal and her colonies. Other scholars, such as João Carlos Pires Brigola have pioneered the . . . → En lire plus

Appel à contribution : RIHA Journal, « Collectionner l’art italien au Nord des Alpes, 1600-1800 »

Call for Papers : RIHA Journal invites submissions for a Special Issue on

« Collecting Italian Art North of the Alps 1600–1800 »

The Italian schools occupied central positions in early modern art collections, a tradition that continued through the 19th and 20th centuries. The primacy of Italian art became a cornerstone for museum practice as well as a founding principle for the nascent art history discipline. This issue takes a closer look at the beginning of this tradition in the 17th and 18th century. Since the 1960s (and before), scholars have taken an interest in the Grand Tours of princes, aristocrats and connoisseurs. More recent research has added to the picture by discussing the collecting activities of artists, architects, diplomats, dealers . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « Scientiae 2014 » (Vienne, 23-25 avril 2014)

Paper and panel proposals are invited for Scientiae 2014, the third annual conference on the emergent knowledge practices of the early modern period (ca. 1450-1750). The conference will take place on the 23-25 April 2014 at the University of Vienna in Austria, building upon the success of Scientiae 2012 (Simon Fraser University) and Scientiae 2013 (Warwick), each of which brought together more than 100 scholars from around the world.

The premise of this conference is that knowledge during the period of the Scientific Revolution was inherently interdisciplinary, involving complex mixtures of practices and objects which had yet to be separated . . . → En lire plus

Appel à communication : « New Approaches to Collecting (1400-1600) » (10-12 avril 2014, AAH, Londres)

London, Royal College of Art, April 10 – 12, 2014 Deadline: Nov 11, 2013

CFP for the annual Association of Art Historians conference, 2014 at the Royal College of Art, London

New Approaches to Collecting (1400-1600) Session Convenor: Leah Clark

This panel seeks submissions that address new approaches to collecting in the early modern world. Scholars have long been attentive to the emergence of the studiolo in the Italian Renaissance and its relationship to humanism and the revival of classical culture, pursuing connections between art, antiquity, politics, knowledge, and power. Traditional approaches to collecting have tended to concentrate on collectors’ tastes within larger patronage studies, analysing inventories as lists of static objects, or by examining the iconographic programmes of studioli. . . . → En lire plus