Invitation to TIAMSA’s 2017 AGM

Most members will be aware that we will hold our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) alongside TIAMSA’s first conference on Art Fairs, to be held in London from July 13th to 15th. As a TIAMSA member, you are cordially invited to attend this meeting, which will take place on

Thursday 13 July 2017

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
30 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3EE
Room 31 D+E (first floor)

We look forward to welcoming you at the AGM. Please remember that, in order to attend and vote at the AGM, you have to be a TIAMSA member in good standing. If you are uncertain about your membership status, please log in at or contact me on

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Please note that we will provide more time for collective brainstorming on TIAMSA’s future on our conferences last plenary session, to be held on Saturday, July 15th, 4.45pm at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Members who do not wish to attend the conference are welcome to attend this meeting without paying the conference fee.

With very best wishes,
Veronika Korbei, TIAMSA Coordinator

Conf: Le collezioni degli artisti in Italia (Rome, 22 Jun 17)

Le collezioni degli artisti in Italia: trasformazioni e continuità di un fenomeno sociale tra Cinquecento e Settecento

The collections of artists in Italy: transformations and continuity of a social phenomenon between the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries

BSR British School at Rome, via Antonio Gramsci, 61, 22.06.2017

Organized by Francesca Parrilla and Matteo Borchia in collaboration with The British School at Rome (BSR) and the initiative of the Rome Art History Network (RAHN).

 One of the most fascinating aspects of collecting in the modern age concerns collections assembled by artists. It presents the artist in the special role of collector and creates a rather privileged view onto the the collector’s personality and social role. In the dwellings, shops and studios, together with the goods related to the practice of the craft, exhibitions are presented in accordance with valid design criteria, in addition to pieces of antiquity and objects of various nature. It is not always an arbitrary collection, but generally the possession of these works reflects a precise collector’s will, the result of personal pride, pure commercial speculation or the desire to rank at a higher level on the social scale.

The conference intends to address the many aspects of a delicate and problematic theme and provide the opportunity for a valid comparison between epochs and contexts from a social point of view. The emergence of differences and analogies in the overall Italian landscape will allow us to observe the various profiles taken by the artists (from connoisseur to antiquarian, from intellect to merchant).

Conference language and programme: ITALIAN


09.30 / Saluti
Thomas-Leo True (BSR), Ariane Varela Braga (RAHN – Università di Zurigo)

Francesca Parrilla (RAHN- Borsista presso la Fondazione 1563 per Arte e la Cultura della Compagnia di San Paolo, Torino)

10.00 / I sezione
modera: Alessandro Zuccari (Sapienza Università di Roma)

Linda Borean (Università di Udine): L’artista nel ruolo di collezionista nella Venezia barocca

Cecilia Vicentini (Università eCampus/Università di Ferrara): Inventari, testamenti e lasciti: carte di artisti ferraresi

11.00 /pausa caffè

Mauro Pavesi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore): Tra mercato, collezionismo e accademia: il caso della Lombardia di Cinque e Seicento

Roberta Piccinelli (Università di Macerata): Le collezioni degli artisti a Mantova da Giulio Romano a Frans Geffels

Valentina Frascarolo (Università di Genova): Pittori intellettuali, storici e naturalisti nella Genova di primo seicento. Dimore e collezioni

13.30 / Pausa Pranzo

14.30 / II sezione
modera: Maria Cristina Terzaghi (Università Roma Tre)

Macarena Moralejo Ortega (Universidad de León): L’eredità di Federico Zuccari (1539-1609): libri e oggetti d’arte per la stesura di un elenco di sua proprietà

Riccardo Gandolfi (Sapienza Università di Roma): Prospero Orsi: pittore, mercante e “promotore” nella Roma del Seicento

Elena Onori (Sapienza Università di Roma): La bottega d’arte dei Manenti: centro di divulgazione della cultura metropolitana tra “centro” e “periferia” nel XVII secolo

Ginevra Odone (Université de Lorraine / Sapienza – Università di Roma): Dalla collezione di un artista a quella di un antiquario. Da Guglielmo Cortese (1679) a Giacomo Bellotti (1792)

15.50/ pausa caffè

Teresa Vale (ARTIS-Istituto di Storia dell’Arte della Facoltà di Lettere dell’Università di Lisbona): Tra casa e bottega: la presenza della pittura e della scultura negli inventari dei Valadier

Raquel Gallego Garcia (Universitat de Barcelona): Johan Tobias Sergel e la sua raccolta di disegni come esempio di una singolare forma di collezionismo

17.10 / III sezione
modera: Francesca Cappelletti (Università di Ferrara)

Matteo Gianeselli (Palais Fesch-musée des Beaux-Arts, Ajaccio/Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris): Dans l’intimité de Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio: les collections d’ «un’omo da bene»

Davide Dossi (Dipartimento di Grafica dell’Hessisches Landesmuseum di Darmstadt): Un artista collezionista nella Verona di primo Seicento: il caso Ottino

Alice Collavin (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa): Johann Carl Loth (1632-1698): artista, collezionista e sensale nella Venezia seicentesca

Francesco Lofano (Università degli studi di Bari): Atelier e collezioni di artisti nella Napoli del XVIII secolo

18.30 / Discussione e chiusura dei lavori (Matteo Borchia, Francesca Parrilla)

19.30 / Rinfresco e saluti

Per info:

CONF: Le collezioni degli artisti in Italia (Rome, 22 Jun 17). In: H-ArtHist, Jun 5, 2017 (accessed Jun 7, 2017).

CFP: The Art Salon in the Arab Region (Beirut, 27-28 Oct 17)

Beirut, October 27 – 28, 2017
Deadline: Jun 5, 2017

Contextualising the Art Salon in the Arab Region

The Orient-Institut Beirut and the Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum are organizing a symposium on 27-28 October 2017 that aims to contextualize the art salon in the Arab region. The symposium, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, brings together researchers and curators, artists and critics to discuss the emergence of the art salon in the region in the colonial and post-colonial context, reflect on knowledge circulations between Europe and the Middle East, and analyse the function of the art salon in relation to collecting practices and the public. To disseminate the research findings, a publication will be prepared to be published in time for the Sursock Museum’s next Salon d’Automne in November 2018.

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CFP: Session at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18)

RSA New Orleans 2018
Northerners in Italy: Negotiating Style, Art Markets, and Comunità
Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) Sponsored Session


The lure of Italy enticed hundreds of northern European artists to cross the Alps during the early modern period in search of artistic inspiration and fame in centers such as Venice, Rome, and Florence. How these artists negotiated their new surroundings, however, depended upon economic and social factors specific to each particular center. Recent studies focused upon artistic migration, emerging art academies, and expanding art markets in Italy have highlighted how complex and mercurial this process could be. However, a broader study that identifies consistent patterns concerning artistic mobility is still needed. This session seeks to address this lacuna, probing further the process of acclimation for northern European artists in Italy and the effect of travel on artistic practice and theory.

We invite proposals that consider the following:
– The role of networks in Italy for supporting foreign artists; and how these networks may have shifted and changed over time and within particular regions.
– The significance of community between local and foreign, including institutions and organizations.
– The meaning and nature of acclimation processes, such as negotiation, synthesis, integration, and assimilation.
– The effect of travel on artistic production, including experimentation with new techniques, materials, and styles in various contexts and centers.
– The art markets in Italy, and the role of northern European artists in their expansion and professionalization.
– The relationship between travel, mobility, and artistic theory in northern Europe and Italy during the early modern period.
– Artistic identity and identity formation among foreign artists and communities.

Proposals should be for 20-minute papers and must include a title, abstract of no more than 150 words, keywords, a C.V. of 300 words (no prose), and a short bio. Speakers will need to be members of RSA at the time of the conference.

Please send your submission to Erin Downey ( and Sophia Quach McCabe ( by 22 May 2017. Applicants will be notified before 1 June.

CFP: Session at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18). In: H-ArtHist, May 15, 2017 (accessed May 18, 2017).

Sculpture: Collecting and Display, 1600–2000, May 19-20, New York

10th Anniversary Events
for the
Center for the History of Collecting
The Frick Collection

Sculpture: Collecting and Display, 1600–2000
Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20

Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library

This two-day symposium will showcase how approaches to collecting and displaying sculpture have varied and changed over the centuries, from the Kunskammer of late Renaissance princes, to the sculpture galleries of the eighteenth century, to garden sculpture ensembles and, finally to the challenges of displaying sculpture in public museums. Renowned art historian Malcolm Baker will offer the keynote address, which will be followed by a roster of distinguished speakers from Europe and the United States. The symposium is made possible through the support of the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation.

The program and tickets will be available closer to the date of the symposium.

CONF: Collecting in Time / Sammeln in der Zeit, Leipzig, March 30-31, 17

Collecting in Time
Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig
30th and 31st March 2017

International symposium with lectures, workshops, and panel discussion

Participation is free of charge. Registration until March, 20th 2017

Concept: Vera Lauf and Franciska Zólyom

Moderation: Beatrice von Bismarck (Berlin) and Barbara Mahlknecht (Vienna)

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Made in the USA: Collecting American Art during the Long Nineteenth Century, New York, March 3-4, 17

10th Anniversary Events at The Frick Collection
Center for the History of Collecting

Made in the USA: Collecting American Art during the Long Nineteenth Century

Friday, March 3, and Saturday, March 4
Presented by the Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library

This two-day symposium focuses on collections of American art formed during the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century and concludes with a conversation with Alice Walton, the greatest living collector of American art and the founder of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Presentations not only examine the tastes and activities of private collectors and dealers, but also explore specific areas of collecting, such as Connecticut collectors, patrons and collectors of American Pre-Raphaelite art, collections of private clubs, and the trade in faked Colonial portraits.

Tickets for both days are $50 ($35 for members); single-day tickets are $30 ($25 for members).

Programme (pdf)