Type : journée d’étude.
Date : mardi 15 décembre 2015.
Lieu : université de Gand, Belgique.
This one-day workshop on early modern cultures of collecting aims to bring together approaches from the domains of art history, the history of science, and material culture studies. Of particular interest are the processes through which collected objects became sources of artisanal, artistic, or scientific knowledge and innovation. Users and beholders of collections were invited to observe, investigate, depict, and question individual objects and their interrelationships, and as such, collections could become ‘catalysts of knowledge’.
Workshop is free of charge, but places are limited, so please register online at : http://www.kunstwetenschappen.ugent.be/catalystsofknowledge
Session 1: Collecting in the Southern Netherlands
Session chair: Koenraad Jonckheere
The epistemology of collecting. Artists’ and artisans’ collections in
Early Modern Cabinets as Catalysts of Knowledge.
The Furniture of Count Anthony of Arenberg (Brussels, 1617).
Session 2: Noble and bourgeois collectors
Session chair: Christine Göttler
Science and Empire in the collection of the Duke of Bragança.
Bourgeois collectors and their supporters (Rome, XVII century).
Coffee / Tea
Session 3: The global world
Session chair: Sven Dupré
Rariteyten and other specimens: VOC goods, liefhebbers, and Dutch
A Javanese Dagger in a constcamer painting by Frans Francken the
Younger: Collecting Idols and Weapons in the Seventeenth-Century