Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
February 14 – 16, 2019
Deadline: Mar 15, 2018
In 2019 the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library will have been open for 50 years. Gulbenkian is well known as Mr 5%, who wanted ‘only the best’, but this conference seeks to go beyond the biographical, or the anecdote, and to consider Gulbenkian in the light of his wider context. We particularly seek papers which reflect new research into the ways in which collectors worked, their networks, and their relationship with their collection, its accessibility and its future. We welcome papers which go beyond single-case studies of individual owners, seeking instead more transversal studies into how collectors worked and how they reflected the period in which they lived. We also hope to cast new light on the collecting of non-Western materials, especially the decorative arts of the Middle East. Researchers with specific need of the Gulbenkian archives may be awarded financial support to make this possible. Continue reading “CFP: Collecting: modus operandi (Lisbon, 14-16 Feb 19)”
Beginning this Thursday, September 7, 2017, the Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc., will begin accepting online requests for archival research, including requests for inclusion to the forthcoming digital catalogue raisonnés for the following artists:
Kees Van Dongen
Maurice de Vlaminck
To submit a request, please visit the website at www.wpi.art and go to the “Submissions” tab, where you will find information on the requirements and processing fees.
Please note that you must register for an account before submitting a request to the WPI. WPI will only process requests transmitted through the website.
About The Wildenstein Plattner Institute
The Wildenstein Plattner Institute, Inc. (WPI) is a 501c3 private foundation dedicated to the study of art history and to foster the cataloguing, digitization, and access to archival materials that support critical research in the field. Through the development of significant research projects, catalogue raisonnés, and public programs, the WPI advances scholarship and broadens access to crucial primary sources.
The WPI was co-founded in 2016 by Guy Wildenstein, president of Wildenstein & Company, and Hasso Plattner, a leading entrepreneur in digital technology and international benefactor of arts and education. The foundation is based in New York, with an office in Paris. For more information, please contact email@example.com