Upcoming Events

London, 2 November 2019, 3pm-6:30pm – Refugee Art Dealers in Britain: Lectures and Round Table at Sotheby’s Institute, London

Following a very successful event co-orgainzed by TIAMSA and the Courtauld Alumni Association in 2018, this afternoon symposium organised by TIAMSA and Sotheby’s Institute of Art London will explore the experiences, impact and significance of those art dealers who fled Nazi Europe and set up in the UK before or during the Second World War. While the 2018 event focused on dealers active in the old master trade, this symposium will look at those who worked with 20th century art. Their experience of dislocation changed the art world as well as the status of particular artists and artistic movements, opening up channels for the dissemination of the new trends of the 1920s and 1930s. This event, embedded also in the Insiders/Outsiders Festival, will combine short papers by experts in the field and a panel discussion which will contextualize the experiences and achievements of those who lived through these dramatic times. Click here for the programme and here for registration (through Sotheby’s Institute, required).

Partners of Roland, Browse and Delbanco (Gustav Delbanco, Lillian Browse, Henry Roland); Ida Kar 1959 (© National Portrait Gallery, London).

Lisbon, 20-21 November 2019 – TIAMSA’s Third Annual Conference on ‘The Art Market and the Global South: New Perspectives and Plural Approaches‘ at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga in Lisbon, 21-22 November 2019

Our 2019 conference, hosted by the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (Lisbon), is co-organized by the Institute of Art History, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association and the TIAMSA Subcommittee Art Market and Collecting: Portugal, Spain and Brazil, Universidad Nebrija (Madrid) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil). It will address the developments, the disruptions and new perspectives that can be observed in the current art market as seen from the Global South – a term here meant to refer to emerging economies of the southern hemisphere (South America, Africa, India, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Europe, but not limited to these geographical areas) – and their contribution to the development of art markets worldwide. Click here for our conference page and here for registration.

A Janela Aberta, 1998, by Pedro Calapez, at Veritas Art Auctioneers

Edinburgh 17-18 July 2020 – TIAMSA’s Fourth Annual Conference, ‘The Art Market and the Museum: Ethics and Aesthetics of Institutional Collecting, Display and Patronage from c.1800 to the Present’, to be held at Edinburgh University and National Galleries of Scotland

Join us in Edinburgh for what promises to be a very exciting TIAMSA 2020 conference which will consider the historic and contemporary intersections of the art market and museums. How do museums affect the art market and how do art market stakeholders, including art dealers, collectors and patrons shape museum collections and affected exhibition practices, both historically and in more recent years? Edinburgh University and the National Galleries of Scotland will provide a very stimulating setting to explore these questions and their ramifications. Click here for the Call for Papers (closes 15 Dec 2019).