CONF: Global Power of Private Museums (Berlin, 16-18 Nov 17)

The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics – States and Markets

Technische Universität Berlin / 16-17 Nov. 2017

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Forum Transregionale Studien / 18 Nov. 2017

The history of state or public museums has been the focus of numerous symposiums and publications. Yet astonishingly little research has taken private museums in consideration, even though the number of private art museums has risen dramatically over the past two decades. According to the International Council of Museums (ICOM), there are now more private museum spaces in the world than public ones. The majority of these museums are in China, South Korea, the US and Germany, though private museums have been established also in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, among other countries.

At this year’s international symposium of the Centre for Art Market Studies at TU Berlin – organised in cooperation with the Forum Transregionale Studien and its research programme Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices – participants will be exploring the background, mechanisms and consequences of a phenomenon that may be referred to as the „global power of private museums“. Continue reading “CONF: Global Power of Private Museums (Berlin, 16-18 Nov 17)”

ANN: Lecture series, Centre for Art Market Studies (Berlin, 11 Oct 17-12 Feb 18)

Lecture series

all lectures are held at
TU Berlin, Raum A 111
Architekturgebäude der TU
Straße des 17. Juni 150/152
10623 Berlin

                              11.10.2017 – 12.02.2018

Speakers of this lecture series will present and discuss their current research on historical and present tensions and dynamics of the art trade and art policy with the institutionalized art world. Continue reading “ANN: Lecture series, Centre for Art Market Studies (Berlin, 11 Oct 17-12 Feb 18)”

Out now: Journal for art market studies, Vol. 1, No. 2 (2017)

Is Art Market Studies a discipline in its own right, or rather a research focus area? And if it is a research focus area, then which discipline does it belong to? Art history? Economic or social history? Sociology? Economics of culture? In this second issue of the Journal for Art Market Studies we ask about the theories of art market research and their different approaches, methods and objectives. We ask from an art history perspective which is quite open to transdisciplinary approaches.


Vol 1, No 2 (2017)

Table of Contents


Bénédicte Savoy, Johannes Nathan, Dorothee Wimmer

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