JOB: Chair in Art Gallery & Museum Studies, Manchester

University of Manchester, September 01, 2019
Application deadline: Jan 29, 2019

The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester invites applications for a permanent, full-time chair in Art Gallery and Museum Studies tenable from 1 September 2019. The School seeks an exceptional individual who will provide leadership and excellence in research, teaching and learning in the department of Art History and Cultural Practices, with a focus on curatorial and museological practices in the arts and their relationship to the broader creative economy.

You will have an outstanding record of academic publication in art gallery and museum studies, art curating and/or related professional practice, compatible with inclusion in the university’s submission to REF 2021. You will have a proven track record in attracting external sources of research funding, and in providing research leadership, and will have a clear plan for future bids for external research funding. You will lead the development of an expanded offer for undergraduate and postgraduate studies within AHCP in art gallery and museums studies, the art market, curatorial practice, contemporary arts practice, and the cultural and creative industries. These activities will form part of an ambitious and timely expansion at Manchester of teaching, learning and research in subjects related to the creative economy, with the aim of providing significant research impact, knowledge exchange, public engagement and professional development opportunities through engagement in, with and for the arts and the cultural and creative sectors.

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CFP: The Formation and Development of New Markets (Workshop 3), London.

International Workshop Series

Tools for the Future: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present

We are pleased to invite you to participate in the third of our International Workshop son the formation and development of new and emerging markets organised in London. This workshop is part of the International Workshops Series “Tools for the Future: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present”, jointly organised by ART-Dev University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, Creative Economy-HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and IESA & Institute of Historical Research, London. Through individual presentations followed by group discussions, the series aims at bringing together scholars from different disciplines and areas of study of the art market to confront key issues and related methodologies that can be used to analyse the structures and principals of the art market. Previous workshops were, respectively, on art collectors and the artist as an entrepreneur.

As the art market has developed worldwide, there have been many instances where new areas of producing, trading, collecting and valuating art have emerged onto the market, very often reaching record-breaking prices. This workshop focuses on examples of new paradigms and new ways that art markets function, whether in the primary or secondary sector, the aim being to analyse and understand the mechanisms by which a particular ‘product’ enters the art market, considering who are the main players of such changes, collectors, institutions, dealers or other agents. Equally, it would be interesting to explore market types that have not succeeded or gained a foothold. There are many well-known and well studied areas of innovation in the market, among which can be cited the 17th century imports of Chinese and Japanese ceramics, lacquers and textiles, the development of a market for 17th century Dutch and Flemish paintings in Paris and London during the 18th century, or the rise of the Barbizon school in 19th-century Paris, while we have seen the emergence of photography and street art as important areas of contemporary collecting, or even African art. New art forms such as digital and video art raise questions as to whether existing models of agency are still appropriate and thus, whether new technology is fundamentally changing the creation, trade, consumption and validation of art.

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CONF: Sammeln und Ausstellen global? (Duesseldorf, 1 Feb 19)

Ein Studientag anlässlich der Ausstellung Museum global. Mikrogeschichten einer ex-zentrischen Moderne

Seit seiner Entstehung im 18. Jahrhundert ist das Museum ein Ort permanenter Neu- und Umordnungen. Sammlungen haben den Anspruch von Dauer. Gleichwohl ist der Umgang mit ihnen – ihre Präsentation, Erforschung und Vermittlung – immer wieder durch Perspektivwechsel bestimmt. Unter den Vorzeichen postkolonialer Theoriebildung und den geopolitischen Veränderungen seit Ende des Kalten Krieges setzte in den letzten Jahrzehnten ein grundlegendes Umdenken ein. Was bedeutet Sammeln und Ausstellen in einem globalen Rahmen, insbesondere für ein Museum wie die Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, deren Sammlung maßgeblich durch das europäisch-nordamerikanische Narrativ der Moderne geprägt ist?  

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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:

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:
Places: 134 

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JOB: Freelancer for the Art Market Dictionary, Berlin

For the final phases of preparation of the Art Market Dictionary book and database project at De Gruyter publishers in Berlin, we are seeking a freelancer to assist with editorial tasks in our office. The ideal candidate will have a background in art history and editorial work, with interest in the history of the art market, and at least two days per week available to work on the project. Tasks include author communication, manuscript management via our content management system, author acquisition, and other editorial tasks. The publication is in English, but other languages, especially German, French, and Italian, would also be useful. Candidates must have a valid work permit in Germany. The Editor-in-Chief of the AMD is Dr. Johannes Nathan, and this first volume covers 1900 to the present in Europe and North America.

More information about the project can be found here:
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to AMD Editor Dr. Sarah Goodrum at

CFP: Artifacts, Images and Forms in Global Circulation (Paris, 13-14 Jun 19)

Artifacts, Images and Forms in Global Circulation
A Digital Approach of Visual Semantics

Co-organizers :
Ecole Normale supérieure, Université de Grenoble-Alpes/Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes, Purdue College of Liberal Arts.

Chairs :
Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel, Paula Barreiro-Lopez, Catherine Dossin.

As part of the 10th anniversary of the Artl@s project, Artl@s are organizing an international conference on the digital approach to the circulation of images and forms.

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Apply Now: “Currents and Currency. Cultural Circulations in the Mediterranean and Beyond.” June 13-15, 2019, Antalya

We invite abstract submissions for the 3-day workshop ‘Currents and Currency. Cultural Circulations in the Mediterranean and Beyond’, to be held in Antalya, Turkey, at the Koç University Suna & İnan Kıraç Center for Mediterranean Civilizations (AKMED) on June 13-15, 2019. Antalya is a Mediterranean inlet, with an overlapping archive of historical legacies, and Turkeyʼs gateway to its southern Mediterranean shores.

The current emphasis on migrations and cultural circulations in humanities corresponds to a re-turn to theMediterranean in literary and cultural studies.Currents and Currency: Cultural Circulations in the Mediterranean and Beyondaims to bring togethercultural works that constitute alternative archives of the Mediterraneanin order toreassessthe current geographical divides that shape typical understandingsof the Mediterranean and beyond. It thusopens upcomparative paradigms that suggestnewperspectives on translation, circulation, migration, art, and literature.What can circulation and currency tell us about current Mediterranean cultural productions? How do they travel? Do they leave traces?

​We encourage submissions engaging with diverse Mediterranean cultural and artistic productions from the 19th to the 21st century, including, but not limitedto:literature,photography,artistic productions, travel narratives, cinema, and documentaries, as well as TV series.

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