CFP: Museums and Celebrity Culture: Historical and Critical Perspectives, Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC), 2019

We are pleased to announce call for paper proposals for the panel “Museums and Celebrity Culture: Historical and Critical Perspectives”, which will be a part of the 2019 Conference of the Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC).

The conference will take place on 24-27 October 2019, Hilton Hotel, Québec, QC

The deadline for paper proposals is May 31, 2019.

This session is a reflection on museums and the phenomenon of celebrity culture. Museums are institutions that channel celebrity culture as a part of the global creative industry and mass culture. Today, it is evidenced in the boom in blockbuster exhibitions and large-scale collaborations of museums with film and fashion industry. In history, too, exhibitions and artworks on display had already served as an attraction to the enlightened public.

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