CFP: Dispossessions of Cultural Objects (Ljubljana, 19-21 Mar 18)

Dispossessions of Cultural Objects between 1914 and 1989/1991
– Alpe Adria Region in Comparative Perspective

International Conference

Ljubljana, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, March 19 – 21, 2018

Deadline: Nov 12, 2017

The research project team Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century (TransCultAA) invites applications for papers to be presented in Ljubljana in March 19-21, 2018.

Transfer of Cultural Objects in the Alpe Adria Region in the 20th Century (TransCultAA) is a HERA – Humanities in the European Research Area – international and interdisciplinary research project of four countries (Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, together with the Commission for Provenance Research in Vienna, Austria, as associated partner). The four principal investigators are Christian Fuhrmeister, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich (project leader), Donata Levi, University of Udine, Barbara Murovec, France Stele Institute of Art History ZRC SAZU, Ljubljana, and Ljerka Dulibić, Strossmayer Gallery of Old Masters HAZU in Zagreb. The project is being funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 649307. Continue reading “CFP: Dispossessions of Cultural Objects (Ljubljana, 19-21 Mar 18)”

ANN: Lectures: Cultural Heritage / Kulturelles Erbe 2.0 (Wuerzburg, 26 Oct 17-01 Feb 18)

“Sammlungen – Provenienz – Kulturelles Erbe 2.0”

Lecture series, Fall 2017/18 

Thursdays, 6:15pm, open to all

Hörsaal 5
Philosophiegebäude Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg
26.10.2017 – 01.02.2018

Lecture series of the Institutes for history, art history and museology of Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg in cooperation with the Museum für Franken (Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte in Würzburg) Continue reading “ANN: Lectures: Cultural Heritage / Kulturelles Erbe 2.0 (Wuerzburg, 26 Oct 17-01 Feb 18)”

CFP: Women’s Creativity 1918-2018 (Torino, 13-16 Jun 18)

International Conference
Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception
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Politecnico di Torino
Lingotto Campus
Via Nizza 230
Torino, Italy
June 13 – 16, 2018

Deadline: Oct 31, 2017

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After almost four years of successful project activities, and in accordance with the MoMoWo mission, the International Conference | Women’s Creativity since the Modern Movement (1918-2018): Toward a New Perception and Reception continues to increase the visibility of creative women, to foster in Europe and beyond interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches to the study of the built environment “from the spoon to the city,” and to facilitate the exchange of research results and professional practices in the fields of architecture, civil engineering and design. Continue reading “CFP: Women’s Creativity 1918-2018 (Torino, 13-16 Jun 18)”

CFP: The Histories of Loans (Paris, 28-29 Sep 17)

Call for papers
THE HISTORIES OF LOANS :
MEMORIES AND CHALLENGES OF MUSEUM LOANS

Paris, Ecole du Louvre, 28-29 September 2017
International symposium

Since the end of the 19th century, the expansion of temporary exhibitions has determined the emergence of an international system for museums, based on the circulation of artworks and objects. For museums, sharing pieces from their collection has become crucial to ensure that they in turn get the loans they need to organise their own exhibitions. Lending artworks to prestigious institutions, particularly foreign ones, also enables curators to guarantee a heightened visibility to their own collections. Where to exhibit, how often, and which pieces can be obtained from which partners: nowadays, these are the fundamental criteria of a museum’s positioning within the international hierarchy of cultural heritage prestige. But loan policy does simply affect an institution’s image: it acts directly on the definition of the objects. The acceptation or refusal of a loan is the result of complex transactions, formulated or not, during which the value of an artwork is negotiated and reviewed. It also reflects the importance and rank of institutions, sometimes even of towns and nations.

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Negotiating Cultural Heritage. A Conversation (Berlin, April 24, 2017)

Negotiating Cultural Heritage. Making, Sustaining, Breaking, Sharing. A Conversation

Bode-Museum
Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Am Kupfergraben, 10117 Berlin
24.04.2017

Hosted by: Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices, Cluster of Excellence Asia and Europe in a Global Context, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Forum Transregionale Studien, Max Weber Stiftung, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz
Deadline: 19.04.2017
Architecture, artworks, crafted objects, texts, music, as well as sites, places, sounds and tastes are cultural products that contribute to a sense of community, belonging and identity. Objects of the past are deemed worthy to be stolen and reclaimed, to be exhibited and reconstructed, to be researched and collected, or even to be destroyed. Cultural goods are protected by international conventions; simultaneously, they are instruments of communitarian or even national politics which might be claimed by different communities or actors.

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CONF: The Removal of cultural goods in the Soviet Zone and the GDR, 21 Nov, Magdeburg

screen-shot-2016-11-12-at-22-01-43The Removal of cultural goods in the Soviet Zone and the GDR – The state of research and prospects

21 November, 2016, Magdeburg

The tasks of the German Center for Cultural Heritage include, in addition to the primary research on looted art during the Nazi period, to encourage essential research into the expropriations in the Soviet Zone of Occupation (SBZ) and in the GDR.

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Artists’ Archives and Estates, Cultural Memories between Law and Market, (Milan, Nov 28-29)

Milan, Aula Magna dell’Università Milano Bicocca
Viale Piero e Alberto Pirelli 21, I-20126 Milano
Contact theartistarchives@gmail.com

 

Managing, protecting and safeguarding the cultural and patrimonial legacy of an artist, especially if established or potentially attractive to the market, involves economic interests of great importance. It may require substantial investments in order to organize the artist’s cultural memory, the archive and to manage the bequest.

 The responsibility and protection of artists and their estates in pursuing these tasks is only partially regulated by the law. Nonetheless, legal reforms addressing specific needs are currently being discussed, such as the protection of authenticating artists and experts in the State of New York.

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