CONF: Autumn Workshop for Provenance Research (Munich, 28-29 Nov 16)

Autumn Workshop for Provenance Research (Munich, 28-29 Nov 16)

Herbsttagung Arbeitskreis Provenienzforschung

Registration deadline: Nov 14, 2016

Organisers: Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Städtischen Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Bayerisches Nationalmuseum and Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte

in cooperation with Museum Fünf Kontinente, dem Jüdischen Museum München
und dem NS-Dokumentationszentrum München.

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CFP : Images, Copyright, & the Public Domain in the 19th Century (Winterthur, 29-30 Mar 18)

Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library, Paris VII Diderot, March 29 – 30, 2018

Deadline: Feb 1, 2017

In partnership with LARCA (Laboratoire de recherches sur les cultures anglophones), Université Paris Diderot

A combination of technological, cultural, and economic factors during the “long” nineteenth century made images more readily available in a wider range of media than ever before. These transformations raised new questions about the ownership and use of images. Working in the new field of lithography, artists produced portraits, topographical landscapes, caricatures, everyday scenes, and representations of events done “on the spot,” which publishers distributed quickly and relatively cheaply. Thanks to changes in printing techniques and the commercial strategies of publishers, engraved images became more common in books, magazines, and newspapers. The development of photography led to the production and circulation of images in the form of daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cartes-de-visite, and stereographs. The quest to reproduce photographic images in print inspired numerous photomechanical processes that raised questions about the status of the image and its creator.

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CONF: Fourth Annual Art and Cultural Heritage Crime Symposium (New York, 1-3 Nov 16)


New York University, New York, U.S.A, November 1 – 03, 2016

Registration deadline: Nov 3, 2016

The 2016 Art and Cultural Heritage Crime Symposium hosted by NYU SPS, will be held at the NYU Woolworth Building in New York from November 1 – 3, 2016. Co-founded by Jane C.H. Jacob, Art Vérité LLC; Alice Farren-Bradley, Museum Security Network; and Christopher A. Marinello, Art Recovery Group LTD and launched in 2013 at NYU’s London Campus, this year’s program includes a stellar roster of topics and speakers from the US and Europe.

CLE units and financial aid are available for those who qualify. Attorneys attending the symposium can earn 16 CLEs in Professional Practice: 6.5 CLEs (November 1), 6.5 CLEs (November 2), and 3.0 CLEs (November 3). CLEs are transitional.

The full symposium discount rate is only available to NYU students, alumni, faculty, and adjunct faculty, as well as to NYSBA members.




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CONF : Working on Things (Berlin, 21-22 Nov 16)


Working on Things. On the Social, Political, and Economic History of Collected Objects


Jacob-und-Wilhelm-Grimm-Zentrum, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 1/3, 10117 Berlin

Venue : Lecture Hall of the main library at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, November 21 – 22, 2016
Registration deadline: Nov 13, 2016

Various kinds of work have to be invested in objects before they become worthy of collection, before they can be researched, preserved, and exhibited. Work on the dinosaur skeleton of Brachiosaurus brancai in Berlin’s Museum für Naturkunde, for example, extended far beyond the decades of the fossil’s preparation in the Museum. This object’s history also includes the colonial forced labour on cotton plantations in German East Africa at the beginning of the twentieth century that produced the packing material necessary for transporting the findings to Europe. Such figurations of work across time and space form the focus of the conference: Which materials and what kinds of immaterial labour were necessary to acquire or produce a given object, in order to transport it, examine it, exhibit it, or valuate it? What existing knowledge, and which social, political, and legal conditions characterized this work? What types of materials, tools, or techniques were used?

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From branding to Brexit: inside the Art Business Conference

Stephanie Dieckvoss is a TIAMSA member and writes on the impact of Brexit in Apollo Magazine

From branding to Brexit: inside the Art Business Conference

Stephanie Dieckvoss has been working in cultural management for over 15 stephanie-dieckvoss-thumbyears. She is Stage 1 Leader on BA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins and regularly teaches on the business of the Art Market for IESA, London. She holds MAs in Art History from the University of Hamburg and the Courtauld Institute, London; and an MBA (Public Services) from Warwick Business School. Her research areas include art and conflict in the 19th – 21st centuries, contemporary art markets, art and globalisation, private museums, and art schools as institutions. She is also the London Art Market Correspondent for the German newspaper Handelsblatt.

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CFP : Art et économie en France et en Italie au XIVe siècle (Lausanne, 19-20 Oct 17)

University of Lausanne, October 19 – 20, 2017
Deadline : Jan 31, 2017

Call for Papers : « Art et économie en France et en Italie au XIVe siècle »  – Art and Economy in France and Italy in the 14th century

[English excerpt]

Since the seminal work of Richard Goldthwaite in the 1980s, contributions on the relationship between art and economy have multiplied regarding Renaissance Italy (Jardine 1996, Martines 1996, Welch 2005). The methodological debate that resulted both among economic historians and historians of art or culture, marked some in-depth research of this period. A similar movement has greatly facilitated research on the Southern Netherlands in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries (Campbell 1976, Montias 1993, Blockmans 1995 and 2002, among others). However, the Middle Ages was – apart from a few isolated interventions (Mosher Stuard 2006) – less affected by these thoughts – with the notable and well explored exception of the question of funding for architectural projects. The symposium will explore the issue of links between art and economy for the period before the Renaissance, …

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Lectures at IKO Heidelberg, Oct-Nov 16

Japanese script logo of the art history department of Heidelberg UniversityInstitute of East Asian Art History at Heidelberg University

October 24 – November 3, 2016
Lectures on Japanese art and transcultural engagements at Heidelberg University

The Institute of East Asian Art History (IKO) at Heidelberg University is pleased to invite you to three lectures in the coming two weeks. They address transcultural engagements in modern Japanese ceramics, screen paintings created in Mexico, Spain and Portugal in response to Japanese byobu (“biombo”), and buddhist sculpture of the Southern Dynasties and its East-Asian impact.

Venue: Institute of East Asian Art History, Seminarstr. 4, 69117 Heidelberg, Germany, Seminar Room 311.

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