Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support to researchers of all nationalities whose projects demonstrate a compelling need to use Getty Research Institute materials, and whose place of residence is more than 80 miles from the Getty Center in Los Angeles.
The Getty Foundation is funding a postdoctoral fellowship program that is being administered by the American Council of Learned Societies.
Application deadline: Oct 25, 2017
ACLS invites applications for Getty/ACLS Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation. These fellowships are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history. ACLS will award 10 fellowships, each with a stipend of $60,000 plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period, and a one-week residence at the Getty Center following the fellowship. The ultimate goal of the project should be a major piece of scholarly work by the applicant. Continue reading “STIP: Getty ACLS postdoctoral fellowships”→
New Sales Data Trace the First Hundred Years of the British Auction Market
The Getty Provenance Index has, for three decades, been a leading resource for scholarship on the history of collecting. Founded in the early 1980s by Burton Fredericksen, the first curator of paintings for the Getty Museum, the Provenance Index has evolved into a collection of online databases with 1.75 million records indexing the works of art described in source documents such as auction catalogs, archival inventories, and dealer stock books. This data can be used to trace the ownership of works of art and to examine patterns in collecting and art markets.
Read Eric Hormell’s full announcement about the exciting addition of 138,000 database records on ‘the Getty iris’.
The rush of activity among London’s auction houses in the first few weeks of summer has long been a familiar occurrence that persists even today. However, this intense seasonal concentration of sales was not always so. This paper draws on quantitative methods to explore the gradual emergence of a tightly scheduled auction season in London at the turn of the nineteenth century, focusing on the sale of paintings.
College Art Association (CAA) Call for Participation – 105th Annual Conference, New York, NY, 15-18 February 2017
Exploring Art Markets of the Past: Tools and Methods in the Age of ‘Big Data’
The recent proliferation of data and the emergence of new computational techniques are not only influencing decision making processes in contemporary culture; they also have an increasing impact on our understanding of the past. Big data analytics, defined as the process of examining large amounts of information to uncover hidden patterns and unknown correlations, lend themselves to the study of art markets.