ANN: Panel Discussion – COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN, 21st November 10:00-11:30 a.m., Cologne

Venue: Koelnmesse, Congress-Centre East, 4th floor, Congress-Hall Section I

Panel discussion in cooperation with the Kunsthistorisches Institut of  the University of Cologne.

To commemorate the 50th edition of today’s COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN,  the developments in the world of art over the past 50 years will be  reflected upon with a special focus on the “Ancient Art” sector. The  changes on the art market up to the present day will be illuminated  from various perspectives, while we also look ahead to the future.

How and why has the market for ancient art changed? What connection  can be found here with the so-called educated middle-class and its  present situation? Is education still a value? What do these changes  mean for traders, collectors and fairs? What are the present basic  political conditions? What effects do they have on the trade in  ancient art? How will trade in ancient art develop in the future?

The guests on the podium
Dr. Maria Galen | Galen Gallery, Greven
Stefan Kobel | art market journalist, Berlin-Vienna
Hans-Martin Schmitz | Hans-Martin Schmitz – Ancient Art from Japan and     China, Cologne
Thole Rotermund | Thole Rotermund Kunsthandel, Hamburg & Member of the  Board of the Federal Association of German Galleries and Art Dealers  e.V. (BVDG)
Ralph-Andreas Surma | Collector
Presentation: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck | Cologne  University Institute of Art History

Free participation incl. day ticket to COLOGNE FINE ART & DESIGN 2019 following prior registration by
The event is taking place in the context of the lecture series „Art  fairs ↔ Art market“ of the Cologne University Institute of Art History.
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