CONF: TransCultAA – International Conference of the HERA Project, Munich, 16-18 May 19

About TransCultAA

This research project is the first attempt to investigate the transfer of cultural assets in the Alpe Adria area in the 20th century. In an unprecedented transnational and collaborative way, it will engage a multinational team of scholars to analyze “Uses of the Past”, in particular historical and current conflicts of ownership, patrimony, and cultural heritage.

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ANN: Responsible Art Market Conference New York Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Responsible Art Market Conference, New York
Thursday, May 23, 20191:30 pm–5:30 pmColumbia University

The Responsible Art Market (RAM) Initiative is coming to New York! Join us for the first US RAM conference organized jointly with Columbia University and PAIAM.RAM is the first of its kind, non-profit, cross market initiative formed in Geneva, Switzerland in 2015. Its mission is to raise awareness amongst art businesses of risks faced by the art industry and to provide practical guidance and a platform for the sharing of best practices to address those risks. RAM’s founding members span the entire spectrum of the art market and include art businesses, institutions and attorneys.

To date, RAM has published two sets of practical guidelines and checklists (downloadable free of charge on its website) which are increasingly used and referred to in Switzerland and Europe: the Guidelines on Combatting Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and the Art Transaction Due Diligence Toolkit.

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CONF: Arts Patronage in Modern America (Oxford, 26-28 Jun 19)

Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, June 26 – 28, 2019

Arts Patronage in Modern America: An International Conference

Sponsored by: Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, Terra Foundation for American Art, The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities, and the British Association for American Studies.

This interdisciplinary conference will feature papers by emerging and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with American arts patronage from the early twentieth century to the present day.

On Wednesday 26 June, from 15.00-16.30, John R. Blakinger, Terra Visiting Professor of American Art, University of Oxford, will deliver his plenary, ‘“To Remain Silent Is To Be Complicit”: Arts Funding in the Trump Era’. https://tinyurl.com/y2rrhtay

On Thursday 27 June, from 15.00-16.30, Mary Anne Goley, Founding Director of the Fine Arts Program of the Federal Reserve Board will deliver her plenary, ‘Playing By the Rules, How I Directed the Fine Arts Program of the Federal Reserve Board, 1975 thru 2006’. https://tinyurl.com/y6m7u8eq

Both of the above plenaries are free and open to the public. Registration is via Eventbrite, short links above.

Panel presentations will be held at the Rothermere American Institute, University of Oxford, from 9.30-14.30 on Wednesday 26 June, from 9.15-14.30 on Thursday 27 June, and from 9.15-12.45 on Friday 28 June.

A special panel of distinguished expert practitioners will also weigh in on the current state of American cultural diplomacy.

The conference will close with a drinks reception and a three course dinner at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, starting at 19.00 on Friday 28 June.

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ANN: The Practice of Restitution and Reparations and the Historiography of the Holocaust: An Entangled History?

Yad Vashem, Jerusalem; The Eli and Diana Zborowski Center for the Study
of the Aftermath of the Holocaust; Prof. Dr. Regula Ludi, University of
Zurich, University of Fribourg; Prof. Dr. Daniel Siemens, Newcastle University

09.09.2019-11.09.2019, Jerusalem, Yad Vashem. The International
Institute for Holocaust Research
Deadline: 31.07.2019

It is well established that international criminal trials were essential to the historiography of Nazi crimes. By making source material available and framing the representation of Nazi atrocities they contributed to the knowledge, the rising public awareness and shifting scholarly interpretations of the Holocaust. At the same time, the role of historians acting as expert witnesses in such trials has been the subject of heated debates for a number of decades.

Still largely underexplored, however, is the relationship between the practice of restitution and reparations for Nazi victims and the historiography of Nazi crimes. Much less in the public eye than criminal trials, restorative justice mechanisms long failed to attract scholarly attention. As a consequence, the voices of claimants and the work of central agencies participating in restitution practices such as the International Tracing Service, victims’ associations, legal assistance organizations, and other private actors have been only dealt with in passing.

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CFP: Museums and Celebrity Culture: Historical and Critical Perspectives, Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC), 2019

We are pleased to announce call for paper proposals for the panel “Museums and Celebrity Culture: Historical and Critical Perspectives”, which will be a part of the 2019 Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC).

The conference will take place on 24-27 October 2019, Hilton Hotel, Québec, QC

The deadline for paper proposals is May 31, 2019.

This session is a reflection on museums and the phenomenon of celebrity culture. Museums are institutions that channel celebrity culture as a part of the global creative industry and mass culture. Today, it is evidenced in the boom in blockbuster exhibitions and large-scale collaborations of museums with film and fashion industry. In history, too, exhibitions and artworks on display had already served as an attraction to the enlightened public.

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ANN: Collecting the Uncollectible, Center for the History of Collecting, New York, Thursday May 23rd

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

This half-day symposium focuses on collecting site-specific, large-scale, and light-based works by artists including, among others, Walter de Maria, Nancy Holt, Robert Smithson, Michelle Stuart, and James Turrell. A panel of scholars, curators, collectors, an artist, and a conservator explores related challenges of installation, maintenance, preservation, and ultimate stewardship. Virginia Dwan, Suzaan Boettger, Jarl Mohn, Jessica Morgan, Leonard Riggio, and Michelle Stuart are among the participants. Sponsorship from the Robert H. Smith Family Foundation and Northern Trust has made this event possible.

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CFP: UAAC: Perspectives on the Dutch Golden Age. Quebec 24-27 Oct. 2019

Call for Papers: Session at Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Quebec City, QC, 24-27 October 2019.
Deadline: 31 May 2019

Perspectives on the Dutch Golden Age
This session aims to explore the historiography and reception of Dutch art produced in the period c. 1575-1700: how artists, admirers, and critics from the seventeenth century to the present have responded to art of the era known as the “Dutch Golden Age”. We welcome case studies that reflect on topics such as: theoretical appraisals of Dutch art and artists; literary adaptations of artists’ lives for the popular audience; print reproductions of Dutch painting in the 18th and 19th centuries; emulation of Dutch artists in 19th century France;  the rediscovery of Vermeer and Frans Hals; poetic responses to Dutch art; the changing reception of Rembrandt and other artists; Dutch art through the lens of methodologies such as feminism or post-colonialism; the collecting and connoisseurship of Dutch art in Canada and elsewhere; and other themes. 

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