The Art Market Dictionary
The Art Market Dictionary (AMD) is the first reference work providing encompassing information on commercial art galleries, dealers, auction houses, fairs and advisers in Europe, the USA and Canada in the 20th and 21st centuries. Its c. 5,000 entries present basic data, overviews of company / individual histories and networks, information about artists exhibited / represented, bibliographies and archival information. Due to appear in 2019, the AMD will be published as an online searchable database and in print.
Written by an established international network of hundreds of authors, the AMD is edited by Johannes Nathan together with fourteen international Section Editors and a dedicated editorial team at De Gruyter Publishers, Berlin. The AMD is also supported by a distinguished international advisory board and a number of specialized institutions such as the Getty Research Institute, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, or the Archives of American Art.
Thanks to fantastic support from authors and institutions worldwide, we will soon accomplish the remaining steps and are now calling scholars and students who may have been unaware of the AMD. We are currently particularly focused on North American, Italian, French, Netherlandish, and Belgian subjects. However, authors with expertise in other areas are also welcome to send inquiries as a few further entries are still unassigned. We are also keen to get in contact with authors who may be willing to write several entries on selected areas.
Authors’ remuneration depends on the number of entries they write. If you would like to request more information or to contribute, please visit the AMD’s website at artmarketdictionary.info or contact Emily Evans, AMD Editor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Johannes Nathan (Nathan Fine Art / TU Berlin) : « The Art Market Dictionary – Reflections on the Mapping of a Complex Field »
The Art Market Dictionary (AMD) is the first encompassing reference work on the art market and its historical development. It will provide key information on central agents such as auction houses, commercial galleries, art dealers, and advisers. Each entry will give brief business histories or biographies followed by notes on areas of specialization, artists represented, principal exhibitions and publications as well as significant transactions. The AMD will also list resources with additional information including archives, museums, libraries, databases, and scholarly literature. Where available, it will include relevant illustrations. The project’s first phase covers Europe and North America in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Developed in collaboration with a highly qualified international team of Section Editors, the AMD will feature contributions from specialists worldwide. De Gruyter, the AMD’s publisher, is a Berlin-based academic publisher. Among the databases published by de Gruyter is the Allgemeines Künstlerlexikon (AKL) the world’s most encompassing database on artists.
Free and public lecture
GREMA – Group de recherche sur le marche d’art – lectures and program
Time: 5 – 7pm
Centre Malher de l’Université de Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
(M° Saint-Paul, 9 rue Malher, salle 106)
The 3rd Digital Humanities Austria Conference will take place in Vienna from the 5th of December to the 7th of December 2016 at the Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Organizer: Austrian Centre for Digital Humanities, Network & Outreach
DHA Conference Program
Two noteworthy talks on art markets are by Johannes Nathan and Christian Huemer:
Tuesday, 6 December 2016, 14:00-16:00 Collections, Collecting and the Art Market. Digital perspectives for Art Historical Research I (organized by Anna Frasca-Rath)
- Das “Art Market Dictionary“. Datenerhebung im unebenen Feld
Johannes Nathan, Nathan Fine Art Zürich/Potsdam & TU Berlin
- Mapping Markets. Der Getty Provenance Index auf dem Prüfstand
Christian Huemer, Getty Research Institute
Lecture Series of GREMA (Groupe de Recherches sur le Marché de l’Art), 2016-2017
The Research Group on Art Markets brings together researchers from various disciplines (anthropology, economics, geography, history, art history, sociology). The monthly seminar, open to the public, is a space for discussion and collaboration, mixing presentation of current research, inventory of sources and methods, and construction of collective projects to fill the gaps in our scientific knowledge in the field.
Contact : Julie Verlaine
Open Lecture, free entry, but limited spaces available
Venue: Salle 409 (4e étage), Centre Malher de l’Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne, 9 rue Malher (Metro: St Paul)
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