ANN: Workshop “Watteau, Gersaint And The Art Trade In Paris Under The Regency: A New Contextualisation Offered By Digital Technologies”, 12th March, 2019, Vienna

The Vienna Center for the History of Collecting is very pleased to announce its forthcoming workshop “Watteau, Gersaint And The Art Trade In Paris Under The Regency: A New Contextualisation Offered By Digital Technologies” led by Prof. Sophie Raux.

Date: 12th March 2019, 10:00-12:00

Location: Institute für Kunstgeschichte, Seminarraum 4, Garnisongasse 13, 1090 Wien

Places are limited. Please register by 5.3.2019: darthistaustria@gmail.com

JOB: Mitarbeiter/in für Provenienzforschung und Restitution, Graz, Austria

Das GrazMuseum (Stadtmuseum Graz GmbH) sucht ab sofort einen/eine Mitarbeiter/-in für den Bereich Provenienzforschung und Restitution im Ausmaß von 40 Wochenstunden. Die Stelle ist auf 2 Jahre befristet.

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TIAMSA New York: Visit to the Center for the History of Collecting

Join TIAMSA New York for inside views of the Frick Center for the History of Collecting, New York City, 8th February 2019, 3:00-5:00pm

Please join TIAMSA members and staff of the Frick Center for the History of Collecting for a tour of the Frick Art Reference Library and the extensive Frick photo archive (1.2 million photographic reproductions of works of art from the fourth to the mid-twentieth century). We look forward to an exciting event which will convey insights into the fantastic resources and the activities of the Frick’s Center for the History of Collecting. RSVP required

Date: Friday, 8th February 2019, 3:00-5:00pm. 

Address: Center for the History of Collecting, Frick Art Reference Library, 10 East 71 Street, New York, NY 10021

ANN: 6-month Residential Scholarship for the study of 20th-century glass-making art in Venice

A 6-MONTH RESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE PURPOSE OF STUDYING 20TH-CENTURY GLASS-MAKING ART IN VENICE FOR UNDERGRADUATE, DOCTORAL OR POST-DOCTORAL THESIS

PERIOD OF RESIDENCE: APRIL – DECEMBER 2019

Application deadline: 28 February 2019

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CFP: American Art in the 1940s (Paris, 16-17 Apr 19)

Paris, April 16 – 17, 2019
Deadline: Feb 17, 2019

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American Art in the 1940s: Global Currents, Local Tides. A Study Day in Memory of Professor François Brunet (L’Université Paris Diderot)

Professor of Art and Literature of the United States at the Université Paris Diderot and member of the Institut Universitaire de France, François Brunet (1960-2018) was a historian of art and visual culture of the United States, who specialized in the history of photography. Among his numerous publications are La Naissance de l’idée de photographie (P.U.F., 2000), Photography and Literature (Reaktion Books, 2009), the anthology Agissements du rayon solaire (Presses de l’U de Pau, 2009), and the edited volume L’Amérique des images, Histoire et culture visuelles des Etats-Unis (Hazan/Paris Diderot, 2013).

In 1949, American philosophers John Dewey and Arthur F. Bentley published Knowing and the Known, which laid out the fundamentals of transactionalism—a method of inquiry that emphasizes the collective and transactional nature of knowledge. In this view, the “transactional” is understood as an epistemological shift from the “interactional,” in which persons, objects, or ideas are organized as operating one upon another. Transactionalism challenges the notion of fixed causality, instead emphasizing a systematic approach to inquiry that locates its subject on the ever-dynamic nexus of space and time.

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ANN: 3-month “Fondazione di Venezia” residential scholarships at Fondazione Giorgio Cini

PERIOD OF RESIDENCE: APRIL 2019 – APRIL 2020

Application deadline: 10 March 2019

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini has created one 3-month residential scholarship to enable Italian researchers who live abroad and children of Italian who emigrated abroad, to return to Italy for a study period at the Vittore Branca International Center for the Study of Italian Culture. The scholarship is worth 3,100 euros (gross sum) and 3 month accommodation free of charge in the Vittore Branca Center Residence in the period April 2019 – April 2020.

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ANN: Gulbenkian Symposium – Collecting: modus operandi, 1900-1950, 15-16 February 2019, Lisbon


Calouste Gulbenkian residence. Avenue d’Iéna, Paris. Library, c. 1956-57 Source: https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/evento/collecting-modus-operandi-1900-1950/

In 2019 the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library will have been open for 50 years. Gulbenkian was known as ‘Mr. 5%’, who wanted ‘only the best’, but this conference seeks to go beyond the biographical, or the anecdotic, and to consider Gulbenkian in the light of a wider context, with papers that reflect new research into the ways in which collectors worked, their networks, and their relationship with their collection, its accessibility and its future, and that go beyond single-case studies of individual owners, seeking instead more transversal studies into how collectors worked and how they mirrored the period in which they lived. The questions of the role played by museums, by art agents and intermediaries, as well as by the markets, will also be addressed.

Free admission subject to previous registration: collecting@gulbenkian.pt
Places: 134 

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