ANN: Lecture Series: Provenance Research / Provenienzforschung (Saarbruecken, 4 Oct 17-7 Feb 18)

HERKUNFT UNGEWISS? – Kunstwerke und ihre Besitzergeschichte

Öffentliche Ringvorlesung zur Provenienzforschung in Kooperation zwischen der Stiftung Saarländischer Kulturbesitz und dem Institut für Kunstgeschichte der Universität des Saarlandes

Provenienzforschung ist ein zentrales Feld heutiger Museumsarbeit, das sich mit der Eigentumsgeschichte von Kunstwerken und Sammlungsobjekten beschäftigt. Heikle Fälle stellen insbesondere jene Werke dar, die in der Zeit des Nationalsozialismus ihren Besitzern entzogen oder während des Zweiten Weltkrieges geraubt und verlagert wurden. Schwierige Rechtsfragen und berührende persönliche Schicksale kennzeichnen die Arbeit der Provenienzforschung. Aber auch historisch gewachsene archäologische und ethnologische Sammlungen des 19. Jahrhunderts erfordern die Erforschung ihrer ursprünglichen Besitzerverhältnisse.

Die Sonderausstellung „Der Berliner Skulpturenfund“ im Museum für Vor- und Frühgeschichte am Schlossplatz wird auch das Schicksal der Saarbrücker Sammlungen in Krieg und Nationalsozialismus präsentieren. Eine eigene Ringvorlesung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Institut der Kunstgeschichte der Universität des Saarlandes macht daher gehend das Forschungsfeld der Provenienzforschung einer breiteren Öffentlichkeit zugänglich. Namhafte Experten wie Prof.Dr.Dr.h.c.mult. Hermann Parzinger (Präsident der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz) und Dr. Andreas Hüneke (Forschungsstelle „Entartete Kunst“ der Freien Universität Berlin) geben Einblicke zu bis heute kriegsbedingt verlagerter Beutekunst in Russland und verfemten Künstlern im Dritten Reich. Continue reading “ANN: Lecture Series: Provenance Research / Provenienzforschung (Saarbruecken, 4 Oct 17-7 Feb 18)”

STIP: Getty Residential Grants 2018-2019, Los Angeles

Monumentality The Classical World in Context: Persia (Villa)

Getty Research Institute Residential Grants and Fellowships 2018-2019

Application deadline: Oct 2, 2017

The 2018/2019 academic year at the Getty Research Institute will be devoted to MONUMENTALITY. Monuments and the monumental address fundamental questions of art and architectural history such as size and scale. Applicants are encouraged to address monumentality in all of its distinct forms, as embodied by various cultures and powers throughout history. Research trajectories to consider include the role of monumentality as a tool for nation building, the subversive potential of monument making, and the monumental in buildings, sculptures, installations, murals, and even small-scale objects.

The Classical World in Context: Persia (Villa)

For a second year, the 2018/2019 term of the Getty Scholars Program at the Villa will address the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651. The Greeks viewed the Persian Empire, which reached from the borders of Greece to India, as a vastly wealthy and powerful rival and often as an existential threat. When the Macedonian king Alexander the Great finally defeated the Persians in 331 BC, Greek culture spread throughout the Near East, but native dynasties—first the Parthian (247 BC–AD 224) and then the Sasanian (AD 224–651)—soon reestablished themselves. The rise of the Roman Empire as a world power quickly brought it, too, into conflict with Persia, despite the common trade that flowed through their territories.

Priority will be given to research projects that are cross-cultural and interdisciplinary, and that utilize a wide range of archaeological, textual, and other evidence.

For more information about the theme please visit: http://www.getty.edu/research/scholars/years/future.html
Detailed instructions are available online at: http://www.getty.edu/foundation/apply/

Please address inquiries to:
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Reference: STIP: Getty Residential Grants, Los Angeles. In: ArtHist.net, Sep 24, 2017. <https://arthist.net/archive/16197>

APPLY FOR: Getty Library Research Grants

Applications for the 2018 Getty Library Research Grants

are now available online

http://www.getty.edu/foundation/initiatives/residential/library_research_grants.html

The deadline to apply is October 16, 2017.

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.

Please contact GRI Library Reference with any questions: reference@getty.edu.

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STIP: Getty ACLS postdoctoral fellowships

Getty ACLS postdoctoral fellowships

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”

The Getty Provenance Index® has added 138,000 database records of art sales from the 1600s and 1700s

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’.

New Article: M. Lincoln & A. Fox, Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auctions, 1780-1835

M. Lincoln & A. Fox, Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auctions, 1780-1835

Abstract (DOI)

Fig. 10 James Gillray, A Peep at Christie’s;—or—Tally-ho, & his Nimeney-pimmeney taking the Morning Lounge, published 24 Sept. 1796, etching and aquatint, hand coloured, 35 x 25.7 cm. Collection of the British Museum, London (1868,0808.6552)  Digital image courtesy of Trustees of the British Museum, London
Fig. 10 James Gillray, A Peep at Christie’s;—or—Tally-ho, & his Nimeney-pimmeney taking the Morning Lounge, published 24 Sept. 1796, etching and aquatint, hand coloured, 35 x 25.7 cm. Collection of the British Museum, London (1868,0808.6552) Digital image courtesy of Trustees of the British Museum, London

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.

Continue reading “New Article: M. Lincoln & A. Fox, Temporal Dimensions of the London Art Auctions, 1780-1835”