Brill’s “Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets” is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to original scholarship on the social, cultural, and economic mechanisms underlying the circulation of art. Over the last two decades interest in the formation, display, and dissolution of art collections increased tremendously; art markets, trade routes, and dealer networks became a rich field of interdisciplinary inquiry. Scholarship brought forth a lot of information about the flamboyant personalities to whom the possession of art was a lifestyle; regarding the “social life of things”, i.e. the provenance of individual artworks, many research gaps could be closed. This shift in scholarly attention from the production side to the consumption side of the art world is also reflected in the emergence of specialized post-graduate courses offered by a number of institutions internationally, as well as an ever-increasing stream of exhibitions, conferences, and publications devoted to the subject. Brill’s book series accommodates scholarly monographs, collections of essays, conference proceedings, and works of reference that engage in the broadly defined topic of art markets and collecting practices throughout history.
Editor-in-Chief: Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center, Vienna)
The Center for the History of Collecting encourages and supports the awareness and study of the formation of fine and decorative arts collections in the United States from Colonial times to the present, as well as in Europe from the Renaissance onward, while asserting the relevance of this subject to art and cultural history.
The Center offers short-term junior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for graduate and pre-doctoral students and senior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for post-doctoral and senior scholars. In addition, the Center offers long- term (4–5 months) Leon Levy Fellowships for senior scholars. In all cases, preference is given to researchers whose projects are particularly appropriate to the resources available at the Frick Art Reference Library.
Two short-term fellowships will be granted for Winter/Spring 2019 (January–June), one to a junior scholar, and one to a senior scholar. One long-term Leon Levy Fellowships (one academic semester) will be granted for Winter/Spring 2019. Application forms for Summer/Fall 2019 fellowships must be e-mailed no later than February 11, 2019.
Dr Jonathan Conlin (Senior Lecturer in Modern History, University of Southampton)
Monday, 5.30 pm
Wallace Collection Lecture Theatre
The History of Collecting seminar series was established as part of
the Wallace Collection’s commitment to the research and study of the
history of collections and collecting, especially in the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries in Paris and London.
The seminars are free, no bookings required. To join the History of Collecting mailing list and receive updates on the future programme, please email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Organisers: Susan Bracken, Andrea M. Gáldy, Adriana Turpin (International Forum Collecting & Display)
Since its foundation in 2004, the international forum Collecting & Display has investigated numerous aspects of both collections and collectors. Such activity has taken place at regular seminars and at our conferences and has resulted in a number of publications. For June 2019 we plan an international conference at two venues: Munich (22.06.2019) and London (24 and 25.06.2019). Speakers and attendees are welcome to book either part of the conference separately or both as a package.
This conference aims to extend the discussion of the nature and pertinence of collections by focusing on the spaces in which they were displayed and how access to those spaces was controlled. By examining how collections were displayed, used and presented and who had access to these spaces, we hope to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of collections to their owners and of their significance to contemporaries. Topics to be discussed across the three conference days are the visibility and non-visibility of collections and how these – together with diverse modes of access – may have enhanced interest in collections.
We invite proposals that address the following issues:
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Feierliche Auftaktveranstaltung der Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftungslehrstühle für Provenienzforschung, Kunst- und Kulturgutschutzrecht an der Universität Bonn.
Die Forschungsstelle Provenienzforschung, Kunst- und Kulturgutrecht lädt ab Dienstag, den 23. Oktober zur Auftaktveranstaltung der Alfried Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftungslehrstühle für Provenienzforschung, Kunst- und Kulturgutschutzrecht mit anschließender Fachkonferenz der Forschungsstelle Provenienzforschung, Kunst- und Kulturgutschutzrecht (FPK) an der Universität Bonn ein.
Die Auftaktveranstaltung beginnt am Dienstag, 23. Oktober um 18:30 Uhr im Universitätsclub Bonn (Konviktstr. 9) mit einem Empfang. Am Mittwoch, 24. Oktober schließt ab 10 Uhr die dreiteilige Fachkonferenz der Forschungsstelle Provenienzforschung, Kunst- und Kulturgutschutzrecht (FPK) an. Der dritte Teil der Konferenz umfasst einen Besuch des Arp-Museums Bahnhof Rolandseck (Hans-Arp-Allee 1, Remagen).
The seminar series was established as part of the Wallace Collection’s commitment to the research and study of the history of collections and collecting, especially in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Paris and London. In 2019, as in previous years, we plan to organise a series of 10 seminars.
We are keen to encourage contributions covering all aspects of the history of collecting, including:
Formation and dispersal of collections
Dealers, auctioneers and the art market
The seminars, which are normally held on the last Monday of every month during the calendar year, excluding August and December, act as a forum for the presentation and discussion of new research into the history of collecting. Seminars are open to curators, academics, historians, archivists and all those with an interest in the subject. Papers are generally 45-60 minutes long and all the seminars take place at the Wallace Collection between 5.30 and 7pm.
If interested, please send a short text (500-750 words), including a brief CV, indicating any months when you would not be available to speak, by Friday 7 September 2018.
For more information and to submit a proposal, please contact: