TIAMSA 2021 Conference: The Art Market and the Museum (online: University of Edinburgh / National Galleries of Scotland, 6 / 7 May, 3 June, 15 / 16 July 2021)

TIAMSA cordially invites you to its 2021 conference whose theme is the historic and contemporary intersections of the art market and museums. The conference will consider how art market stakeholders, including art dealers, collectors and patrons have, both historically and in more recent years, shaped museum collections and influenced exhibition practices.

This conference seeks to bridge the gap between academic study, the global art market, and professional museum practice, while providing inspiration for attendees to explore new research pathways. The interdisciplinary approach of the program encourages creative, cross-network conversations and the development of new approaches and actionable practices surrounding the intersection of the art market, the museums and academia. The conference will offer a unique opportunity for scholars, students, institutional professionals and commercial contributors from around the world to meet and tackle some of the most pressing questions facing the art and cultural sectors today. 

We have put together a phased programme which will now take place virtually (via Zoom) over 5 half-days on Thursday/Friday 6 – 7 May; Thursday 3 June; and Thursday/Friday 15 – 16 July 2021.

Click here for the full programme (PDF) and here for its leaflet-format (PDF); scroll down for registration information.

The workshop series is open to all, but registration through eventbrite (see below) is required.

Attendance is free for TIAMSA members. Non-members who would like to attend are kindly asked to join the organisation (regular £20 / concessions £10 per annum) via the following link: https://www.artmarketstudies.org/join/register/

Please sign up before or immediately after completing your eventbrite registration for the conference. With your TIAMSA membership you help us to give art market studies a platform!

To register for the conference, please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/139659000831

For all questions regarding the conference, please consult the separate conference website or contact MaryKate.Cleary@ed.ac.uk