Frances Fowle and Kim Oosterlinck, TIAMSA’s Finance and Economics officers respectively, would like to share the following announcement with our readers:
“On 26 October Léa Saint Raymond (Université Paris X Nanterre) publicly defended her PhD dedicated to the French art market between 1830 and 1939. We were both delighted to be part of the jury of a PhD of exceptional quality but we especially thought TIAMSA members might be interested to know that Léa Saint Raymond has generously made public part of the database she has created. The database (comprising more than 80,000 sales records) is available on the following website:
Terra-funded digital humanities publishing initiative
Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide Deadline: Nov 16, 2018
The peer-reviewed open-access journal Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide (NCAW) is pleased to circulate information regarding a digital humanities publishing initiative supported by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. The editors of NCAW are accepting proposals for articles addressing art and visual culture of the United States in the long nineteenth century, from the American Revolution to World War I. NCAW seeks proposals that take full advantage of the potential of digital publishing by using digital technologies in the article’s research or publication phase, or both. Strong proposals will demonstrate how the production of digital tool(s) and/or components will lead to a scholarly argument’s key insights (either the tool/component enhanced the depth of insight or made it possible) and/or will illustrate aspects of that argument in dynamic/interactive ways. Continue reading “CFP: NCAW Terra-funded digital humanities publishing initiative”→
Journal for Art Market Studies
Asian Art: Markets, Provenance, History Volume 2, Number 3, 2018
Guest Editors: Christine Howald and Alexander Hofmann
We are delighted to present the fifth issue of the peer-reviewed open-access Journal for Art Market Studies, published by Forum Kunst und Markt/Centre for Art Market Studies at Technische Universität Berlin.
“Asian Art: Markets, Provenance, History” traces the circumstances and the paths taken by East Asian objects through the art market towards Western collections, be it the porcelain collection of Augustus the Strong, the looting of the Chinese imperial summer palace, or the current market for contemporary art.
Online-Präsentation der Bestände des Museums für Islamische Kunst in Berlin / Collection of the Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now published online
Miriam Kühn M.Kuehn@smb.spk-berlin.de
The Museum für Islamische Kunst in Berlin now provides access to more than 11.000 objects online on its website. This is a fundamental milestone in the accessibility of the museum collection and would not have been possible without the generosity of Yousef Jameel, Hon. LHD, a private supporter of the arts, education, and research. Continue reading “WWW: New Art Historical Resources on the Web”→
“The museums sector generally concentrates on current practice and developments; it does not keep longitudinal data that would enable academics and museum professionals to trace patterns over time.
The result is that commentary on closure is focussed on the very recent past and lacks a broader perspective that could add insight to contemporary analyses of this phenomenon. As part of the Mapping Museums project we have built a dataset charting the development of UK museums since 1960, and we have used this to draw the first substantive picture of museum closures over time.
At the outset there are two important points to address relating to museum closure that we’ve encountered while building the dataset.
The first concerns data collection. Given the historical focus of the project, a great difficulty has been finding information regarding precise years of closure. Recent closures and closure of well-established museums are fairly well documented. The real difficulty has been tracking down information for smaller, grassroots, regional museums – particularly those that closed 15, 20, or 25 years ago….”