CONF: Collecting and Display (Munich/London, 22-24 Jun 19)

MUNICH & LONDON, June 22 – 24, 2019
Registration deadline: Jun 15, 2019

22 June 2019 in Munich and 24 June 2019 in London

Conference schedule

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CONF: Reframing Chinese Objects (Heidelberg, 7-8 Dec 18)

Room 212
Karl Jaspers Centre for Advanced Transcultural Studies
Voßstr. 2
69115 Heidelberg

December 7 – 08, 2018

International Workshop “Reframing Chinese Objects: Practices of Collecting and Displaying in Europe and the Islamic World, ca. 1400-1800”



Friday, December 7

2:00 pm Welcoming remarks by Prof. Dr. Sarah E. Fraser

2:15 pm
Feng He, From Theatrical to Monumental: Social Spaces and Porcelain Display in Eighteenth-Century Dresden

Muyu Zhou, The Origin of “Golden”: Analysis of Guangcai Porcelain through the Meissen Kiln Continue reading “CONF: Reframing Chinese Objects (Heidelberg, 7-8 Dec 18)”

CFP: Sessions at RSA, A Matter of Access (Toronto, 17-19 Mar 19)

Deadline: Jun 15, 2018

Organisers: Susan Bracken, Andrea M. Gáldy, Adriana Turpin (International Forum Collecting & Display)

Since its foundation in 2004, the international forum Collecting & Display has investigated numerous aspects of both collections and collectors. This type of activity has taken place at our own conferences, which resulted in a number of publications. We have also participated in meetings organised by other societies.

For the 2019 annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America we are proposing three inter-related panels, which would examine the question of access to the collection from different perspectives. This session proposes to extend the discussion of the nature and pertinence of collections by focusing on the spaces in which they were displayed and how access to those spaces was controlled. By examining how collections were displayed, used and presented and who had access to these spaces, we hope to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of the collection to its owner and its significance to contemporaries. Continue reading “CFP: Sessions at RSA, A Matter of Access (Toronto, 17-19 Mar 19)”

CFP: Seminars on Collecting and Display, Oct 2017 – June 2018

Call for Papers
Seminars on Collecting and Display

Institute of Historical Research
Senate House
London WC1E 7HU
15.10.2017 – 17.06.2018

Deadline: Sep 8, 2017

The conveners of the Seminar for Collecting and Display, London, invite applications for papers for their monthly seminars at the Institute of Historical Research between October 2017 and June 2018. The Seminar provides a forum for academics to present new research on any topic related to collecting in its widest understanding, both chronologically and in terms of subject matter. We also welcome papers that look at collecting from different perspectives, given by sociologists, cultural historians or art historians.

Seminar papers are normally 45 minutes in length followed by an extended discussion. We are unable to cover travel costs but may be able to help with accommodation and expenses.

Applicants should send an abstract of approximately 300 words together with a short CV to by 8 September 2017. We will then reply to organise the date with the successful candidates.

Source: CFP: Seminars on Collecting and Display. In: H-ArtHist, Jul 18, 2017.