Type : Colloque
Date : 13 juillet 2016
Lieu : Warburg Institute, Londres
Inscription : Jusqu’au 11 juillet à firstname.lastname@example.org
The History of Collecting is becoming an increasingly important part of Cultural History, with many points of reference to political, social, religious, and gender history. The Collecting and Display Seminar investigates issues related to the history of archaeology and architecture, the history of private collections and museums, the great house, local antiquarians, the history of the natural sciences, court culture and diplomacy. Economic historians have added to our knowledge of the development of art markets in the past and the importance of the art trade, luxury markets, and networks of collectors. There is great interest in these topics both among the academic community and educated public, with highly successful exhibitions on court culture and publications on collections and early archaeology. The fact that there are now MA courses on history of collecting and museology, means that this is no longer the research interest of a few but that such investigations have wider appeal. At the moment there are working groups and projects in several European countries, but these appear to be working primarily on specific research projects or conferences.