ASSOCIATION FOR ART HISTORY | 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, 5-7 APRIL 2018
2018 Annual Conference
Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London
5 – 7 April 2018, London
The 2018 Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will be co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London. Academic sessions that papers will respond to the idea of ‘looking outwards’. This international 3 day event will look at art history in the broadest sense, and will incorporate a diverse range of speakers and perspectives.
Call for Papers – deadline 6 November 2017
The 2018 Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will be co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London. This international 3 day event will look at art history in the broadest sense, and will incorporate a diverse range of academic sessions, speakers and perspectives.
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Call for Sessions
Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts
Deadline July 15, 2017
Following the success of the 250-anniversary conference held in London in July 2016, Christie’s Education is organizing its second academic conference on the theme of women in the arts. The Conference will take place at Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza in New York on Tuesday June 26th and Wednesday June 27th 2018.
From Antiquity to today, women have always played a significant role in the arts and their markets. With this call for sessions, we welcome proposals coming from a wide range of disciplines that would consider women’s diverse contributions to the arts from a transnational and transhistorical perspective. We hope that the sessions will reflect the global and historical diversity of the issues at stake.
This conference is not advocating for a separate history nor an alternative history of art and its markets, but rather we want to look at the central role played by women in the creation, development, support and preservation of the arts and, also how their contribution has changed over time.
Sessions should consider globally and throughout history women as artists, patrons and collectors of art and architecture, dealers and brokers, art historians and art critics as well as curators and preservers of culture. From the presence of women in emerging and established art centers to historical aristocratic patronage and back in time to the medieval period and antiquity we hope that the sessions will investigate a diverse range of topics.
Deadline for Session Proposals:
We encourage academics across disciplines and art professionals to submit proposals for individual sessions. Sessions will be 115 (4 x 20 minute papers) or 90 minutes (3 x 20 minute papers) in length. Please send a 250/300-word abstract to Dr. Cecily Hennessy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke (email@example.com) by July 15th 2017. We look forward to receiving your proposal.
Reference: Veronique Chagnon-Burke, Christie’s Education New York, Christie’s Education Website [last access April 2, 2017].
This monographic exhibition on Georges de La Tour’s „St. Joseph Carpenter“ also commemorates Percy Moore Turner (1877-1950), the British art dealer who advised Samuel Courtauld and donated this and several other important artworks to French museums.
until 2 October 2016
Christie’s Education Conference 2016
Celebrating 250 years of Christie’s, 14-15 July 2016
To commemorate the anniversary of the foundation of Christie’s auction house in 1766 a two-day conference will be held at Christie’s King Street, St James’s. Organised by Christie’s Education, and celebrating 30 years of the Christie’s Education Trust, the theme of ‘Creating Markets, Collecting Art’ has been chosen to reflect a progressive, collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach to the study of works of art. The conference is designed to explore the interrelationship between commerce, collecting and the idea of the ‘academy’ and how this has evolved over time.
Confirmed keynote speakers at the Conference include Professor Craig Clunas, University of Oxford and Dr Inge Reist, Director of the Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library.
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London, The Warburg Institute, July 13, 2016
Studies of the art market have paid great attention to the rise of auctions and the subsequent opening of the art market. However, there was another, equally important part of the art market in the early modern period, namely the agent, who discovered, bought and sold works of art to many of the most important collectors of the day. Agents not only acted as advisors; they set up networks across Europe and even beyond to acquire works of art; they negotiated with sellers and acted as intermediaries for buyers. At a time when prices were negotiable, the agent was often the person who created the true value of a work of art.
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