Elizabeth Pergam, Paris over London: Victorian curator J.C. Robinson’s collection at auction

The Wallace Collection continues its series of History of Collecting Seminars on with a talk by

Dr Elizabeth Pergam (Lecturer, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, NY)

Paris over London: Victorian curator J.C. Robinson’s collection at auction

The seminars are free, no bookings required.
The Wallace Collection, History of Collecting Seminars, Timetable Autumn 2018

JOB: Directeur/Directrice adjoint/e, dept. des etudes et de la recherche, INHA, Paris

L’Institut national d’histoire de l’art, Paris, September 01, 2018

Application deadline: Jul 15, 2018

Directeur/directrice adjoint/e du département des études et de la recherche de l’Institut national d’histoire de l’art

L’Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA) est un établissement public à caractère scientifique, culturel et professionnel constitué sous la forme d’un grand établissement au sens de l’article L. 717-1 du code de l’éducation. Il est régi par les dispositions du décret n°2001-621 du 12 juillet 2001 modifié. Il a notamment pour mission « de développer l’activité scientifique et de contribuer à la coopération scientifique internationale dans le domaine de l’histoire de l’art et du patrimoine ». Il exerce des activités de recherche, de formation de diffusion des connaissances. L’INHA associe chercheurs et conservateurs des musées et des bibliothèques, en complémentarité avec les institutions dévolues à cette discipline en France et dans le monde. Continue reading “JOB: Directeur/Directrice adjoint/e, dept. des etudes et de la recherche, INHA, Paris”

CFP: CAA Session, The Studio as Market (New York City, February 13 – 16, 2019)

The Studio as Market

CAA 2019 – Call for Participation

Julie Codell

Artists’ studios have been the site of workshops, collaboration, promotion, mystery, and myth, at times considered a hallowed space, at other times a disreputable one. They have also been the places of social, political, and economic transactions that shape aesthetic values. In the studio artists self-fashioned their social status and promoted their works. They invited critics, dealers, and patrons into their studios turning studios into sites that combined a presumed mysterious creative energy with economic exchange while purposely misapprehending economic considerations. This session will explore how artists from the eighteenth century on under dwindling church and aristocratic patronage strategically entered the “free” market by using their studios to promote and sell works in conjunction with creating marketable public identities to engage buyers and generate symbolic capital for their name and their work.   Continue reading “CFP: CAA Session, The Studio as Market (New York City, February 13 – 16, 2019)”

CFP: Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market (Bern, 8-9 Nov 18)

Department of Modern and Contemporary Art History Institute for Art History
University of Bern
08. – 09. November 2018

Deadline: Jul 31, 2018

Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market

Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929) belongs categorically to the group of the most influential actors in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century art market. Despite the fact that Bode’s international agency has long been recognized, it has not sustained a focused attention. Certain aspects have received due scrutiny, for instance the acquisitions for the Royal Museums in Berlin, as well as Bode’s complex relations to particular art dealers and private collectors. To completely understand Bode’s agency within the art marketplace, however, a more detailed and de-mystifying analysis is required. Thus, the aim of the conference is to dedicate exclusive attention to Bode’s involvement in the art trade and his multi-faceted role in the art marketplace of his time. Bode navigated the international art market by adopting different, often contradictory identities: he was an expert, a connoisseur and an advisor, but also a strategic buyer and a ruthless competitor. How did these roles intertwine? Where and when was he an innovator, a precursor, a pioneer or a rule-breaker? Continue reading “CFP: Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market (Bern, 8-9 Nov 18)”





2018 Conference of TIAMSA
The International Art Market Studies Association

 Vienna, Thursday 27 Sept – Saturday 29 Sept 2018

The Belvedere in Vienna – one of our hosting institutions

Belvedere Research Center, Vienna (belvedere.at)
Dorotheum (dorotheum.com)
Vienna University, Department of Art History (kunstgeschichte.univie.ac.at)
Vienna Contemporary, Austria’s International Art Fair (viennacontemporary.at)



ART FOR THE PEOPLE_Conference Program_TIAMSA 2018

Please note that you have to register for this conference: a link for the general registration is at the bottom of this page, links for special events (to be booked separately) are embedded in the programme. TIAMSA members go free!



15:00-17:00 – Tour of viennacontemporary
Austria’s International Art Fair (conference participants receive a complimentary pass)
Meeting Point: viennacontemporary, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna
Limited space available, REGISTRATION: https://tiamsa_conf_viennacontemp.eventbrite.com

15:00-17:00 – Dealer Archives and Provenance Research at the Belvedere
An Insiders’ Tour with Christian Huemer and Monika Mayer (Belvedere Research Center)
Meeting Point: Belvedere Research Center, Rennweg 4, 1030 Vienna
Limited space available, REGISTRATION: https://tiamsa_conf_belvederetour.eventbrite.com



17:30-19:00 – The Art Market and the Internet
Venue: viennacontemporary, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna [access included in your conference ticket]

On the Podium:
Kristina Kulakova (viennacontemporary)
Sophie Neuendorf (artnet Worldwide Corp.)
Anna Maja Spiess (Artsy)
Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam)
Moderator: Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin)


CONFERENCE DINNER (open to all, registration required)
19:15 at the nearby ‘Paul and the Monkeys’ which will be open just for us: Maria-Jacobi-Gasse 1, 1030 Wien
15€ p.p. for food, collected on the night; drinks to be paid separately. Registration required (closes Sept 15th).
Limited space available, REGISTRATION: https://tiamsa_conf_dinner.eventbrite.com

Belvedere 21, Blickle Kino, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

09:00 – Doors Open, Registration, Coffee
09.30 – WELCOME: Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin) / Stella Rollig (General Director, Belvedere)

SECTION 1 – Transformations
Chair: Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center)

09:40 – Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam): A Mass Market for Art? Collecting Paintings in the Low Countries during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

10:05 – Lukas Fuchsgruber (Technische Universität Berlin): The Auction House as an Urban Space in 19th Century Paris

10:30 – Long Coffee Break (30 mins.)

11:00 – Clarissa Ricci (Università Iuav Venezia): The Production of Art in the Age of Political Practice. Venice Biennale 1970

11:25 – Ronit Milano (Ben Gurion University of the Negev): Moralizing the Art Market. A Socio-Economic Perspective on Online-Auctions

11:50 – Concluding Discussion

12:05 – Lunch Break; you will also have the opportunity to visit the exhibitions at Belvedere21

SECTION 2 – Circulation of Information and Expertise
Chair: Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)

14:00 – Leanne Zalewski (Central Connecticut State University): Will the „Dealer-Expert“ Disappear?

14:25 – Michaela Jenisova (Charles University Prague): Wilhelm von Bode and Rudolf Kann. The Importance of the Advisor-Collector Relationship in the Late 19th-Century Art Market

14:50 – Short Coffee Break (15 mins.)

15:05 – Anne-Sophie Radermecker (Université libre de Bruxelles): Selling ‚Knowledge‘? The Market Reception of New Connoisseurship

15:30 – Jack Roberts (Independent, UK): Is the Age of the Dealer Drawing to a Close or Is It More Important than Ever?

15:55 – Concluding Discussion

16:10 – Long Coffee Break (30 mins.)

SECTION 3 – Elites and the People
Chair: Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA)

16:40 – Barbara Pezzini (Independent Researcher): Art for the People or the Rise of a New Elite? Agnew’s Old Master Exhibitions, 1895-1914

17:05 – Dorothee Wimmer (Technische Universität Berlin): Has the Art Market’s Democratization Caused a Boom in Private Museums?

17:30 – Stoyan Sgourev (ESSEC Paris): The Bifurcation of the Art Market. Precedents and Consequences

17:55 – Concluding Discussion

18:10 – Evening Break (35 mins.)


18:45 – Payal Arora (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Automating Culture. How Digital Platforms are Shaping the Art World

followed by




Palais Dorotheum, Auktionssaal (2nd floor); use entrance on Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Vienna

09:00 – Doors open, Coffee
09:20 – WELCOME: Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum) / Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)

SECTION 4 – Centers and So-Called Peripheries
Chair: Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum)

09:30 – Luís Urbano Afonso (Universidade de Lisboa): Collecting, Displaying and Using African Ivories in 16th Century Western Europe

09:55 – Stephanie Dieckvoss (Kingston University London): The Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden in Marrakech: How to Democratize the art World as a Private Collector in Emerging Markets

10:20 – Malvika Maheswari (Ashoka University): ‚Everybody Loves a Good Attack?‘ Violence by the ‚People‘ as a Variable in Art Markets and Lessons from India Today

10:45 – Long Coffee Break (30 mins.)

11:15 – Santiago González Villajos (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Street Art and Market Practices in the Mural Art Series: From a People’s Art to Intermurals and Beyond

11:40 – Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam): Drawing National Boundaries. How Contemporary Artists from Emerging Regions Get Integrated into Global Art Markets

12:05 – Concluding Discussion

12:20 – Lunch Break

13:15 – Session for TIAMSA Groups / Sub-Committees
Chairs: Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA), Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA)

SECTION 5: Launching TIAMSA Legal
Chairs: Philipp Nuernberger (Attorney at Law, NY / London) and Alicja Jagielska-Burduk (University of Opole)

14:00 – Philipp Nuernberger and Alicja Jagielska-Burduk: Welcome and Introduction to TIAMSA Legal, ‘Art Market – Legal challenges and pitfalls’

14:15 – Justine Ferland (Art-Law Centre, Université de Genève): Art market due diligence and the Responsible Art Market (RAM) Initiative

14:25 – Thomas Steinruck (Fine Art Insurance, Zurich): Self-Regulatory Frameworks: The Art Basel Art Market Principles and Best Practices

14:35 – Dr. Saskia Hufnagel: Preventing, investigating and prosecuting money-laundering in the art market

14:45 – Fernando Loureiro Bastos (Universidade de Lisboa) and Prof. Marcílio Franca (Federal University of Paraíba): Legal implications of street art as a “democratized” / “open” form of art

14:55 – Discussion

15:25 – Short Coffee Break (15 mins.)

15:40 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of TIAMSA, The International Art Market Studies Association

16:15 – TIAMSA LOOKING AHEAD: An open discussion with our members on the future of our association (all welcome)

17:00 – Conference ends


The conference fee includes lunches and drinks on Friday and Saturday, a pass to viennacontemporary and free entry to the Belvedere.

TIAMSA members go FREE; to become a TIAMSA member (GBP 20 / 10 p.a.), register at https://www.artmarketstudies.org/join/
Non-members: €30 full / €15 concessions

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (required, closes Sept 25th)


Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center)
Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA)
Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin)
Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)
Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum)
Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam)
Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University, Rotterdam) 

Belvedere, Vienna (belvedere.at)
Dorotheum, Vienna (dorotheum.com)
Vienna Contemporary, Austria’s International Art Fair (viennacontemporary.at)
Swiss Art Trading Association (khvs.ch)

JOB: TIAMSA Coordinator

TIAMSA is looking for a new Coordinator

The International Art Market Studies Association – TIAMSA – provides a platform and network for all researchers of the art markets: professionals such as art historians, historians, sociologists, economists, lawyers, provenance researchers and art dealers meet here to support the scientific research of all art market related subjects. Founded in 2016 and rapidly growing (with currently c. 220 members), TIAMSA is steered by an international board of distinguished art market scholars and specialists. For more information please see our website at artmarketstudies.org.

Following a recent reorganization of the Board, TIAMSA is now looking for a Coordinator. Working closely with all board members, you will bring your organizational skills, your enthusiasm for networking, your experience in the field of art market studies and your own ideas to the table. Your work is vital to help TIAMSA reach its audiences and to support the board in running and shaping the association in our members’ best interest.

You will

  • prepare and send out posts and the TIAMSA newsletter
  • maintain and improve the TIAMSA website (artmarketstudies.org)
  • help to organize TIAMSA board meetings
  • support the organizing of TIAMSA events worldwide
  • be the contact person for institutions, members and potential members
  • be able to travel to events to support TIAMSA events and its networking

Work can be done from any location worldwide with a personal computer and an internet connection, but the successful candidate is required to attend the annual conference (with Board Meeting) and usually one additional annual Board Meeting.

You need

  • a strong interest in art market studies with a university degree
  • excellent language skills in English
  • excellent communication and organizational skills
  • ability to prioritize
  • some knowledge of WordPress and / or comparable social media tools (Mailchimp, Instagram, etc.) and enthusiasm for such means of communication

There will be very busy periods (e.g. during conference preparations and other events) when the work load may increase, but there will also be periods when there will be no work.

The successful candidate will liaise with all Board Members, but will especially answer to the Executive Committee (currently the two Chairpersons and the Financial Officer).

TIAMSA can offer a lump sum compensation (2K GBP p.a.), appropriate travel expenses, great experience in a wonderful international team and a highly valuable network of contacts that should coincide with your professional interests.

Please send your application and short CV to Veronika Korbei, office@artmarketstudies.org. The application deadline is July 22, 2018. Candidates will be notified via telephone or email and interviews will be held in August 2018.

Tiamsa Coordinator (.pdf)

STIP: Provenienzforschung fuer Museen (PREP), Dresden/Washington, 2019

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden/Smithsonian Institution in Washington, 01.01. – 31.12.2019

Application deadline: Sep 28, 2018

Deutsch-Amerikanisches Austauschprogramm zur Provenienzforschung für Museen (PREP), 2019

Das deutsch-amerikanische Austauschprogramm PREP wurde von der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz und der Smithsonian Institution eingerichtet. Ziel ist die systematische Vernetzung der Provenienzforscher in Museen beider Länder.

PREP steht für German/American Provenance Research Exchange Program for Museum Professionals. Das deutsch-amerikanische Austauschprogramm wendet sich an Museumsfachleute aus Deutschland und den USA, die mit Provenienzforschung und der Erforschung des nationalsozialistischen Kunstraubs befasst sind. Vorrangiges Ziel ist der Aufbau eines professionellen Netzwerkes. Thematisch wird das Programm verstärkt asiatische Kunst, Kunstgewerbe sowie Grafik/Arbeiten auf Papier einbeziehen und so den Rahmen der bisherigen Provenienzforschung zur NS-Zeit erweitern. Continue reading “STIP: Provenienzforschung fuer Museen (PREP), Dresden/Washington, 2019”