Online Resources: French Art Market 1830 – 1939

Léa Saint Raymond (c)Artl@s

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:

Frances Fowles and Kim Oosterlinck”


PUBL: Conference Proceedings: Arte Alem Da Arte / Art Beyond Art (Porto Alegre, 2018)

Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium on Systemic Relationships in Art – Art Beyond Art

available free of charge in PDF and EPUB format.
Download below. English abstracts available.


  • Introduction
    Maria Amélia Bulhões, Bruna Fetter and Nei Vargas
  • The Biennalization of the World – What’s next? Challenges and Demands of Biennales today from the example of the Jakarta Biennial 2017
    Sabiha Keyif
  • Collecting Today: Persistence and Fissures in the Global Art Market
    Adelaide Duarte
  • Metamorphosis of the Contemporary Art System in the 21st Century 
    Alexandre Melo
  • Criticism of the Southern Institutionality: Micro and Macro in the Case of Abstraction in Chile 
    Ramón Castillo



CFP: NCAW Terra-funded digital humanities publishing initiative

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”

New Issue: JAMS Asian Art: Markets, Provenance, History (Vol 2, No 3, 2018)

Cover image: Kunstbibliothek, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin; photographer: Anna Russ. Original photograph by Raimund Stillfried von Rathenitz; Cover design: Amichai Green Grafik

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.

Table of Contents (TOC)

Further information:

WWW: New Art Historical Resources on the Web

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

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”

TOC: Journal for Art Market Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

The new issue of the Journal for Art Market Studies explores the multi-faceted
historical role of the art market in the displacement of cultural assets.

Based on a detail from George Cruickshank, The Elgin Marbles! or John Bull buying stones at the time his numerous family want bread!! (engraving, 1816). Cover design: Amichai Green Grafik.

ISSN: 2511-7602

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Mapping Museums: UK museum closures, 1960-2017

Mapping Museums: Preliminary results on UK museum closure, 1960-2017

Mapping Museums is a University blog researching  the history and geography of the UK independent sector 1960-2020.

Jamie Larkin is a researcher at Birkbeck College, University of London, and has recently posted this interesting article in the College’s blog.

“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….”

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