In the wake of the Western expansion, a fast growing number of non-European artefacts entered the Western market. They initially made their way into princely cabinets of curiosities. Made possible by the forced opening and exploitation of more and more parts of the world and pushed by social and technological changes of the time, the 18th century brought a boom of the market. This came along with the emergence of a broader collecting culture and the development of a rich museumscape.
This market and its development between 18th and 20th century in terms of actors and networks involved, methods and places of exchange and monetary and ideological value of the objects are in the focus of an international symposium organized by the Institute for Art History in cooperation with the Center for Art Market Studies at Technische Universität Berlin, the Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (CNRS) and the Labex TransferS (PSL) in Paris.
Convenors: Prof. Bénédicte Savoy | Dr. Christine Howald (Technische Universität Berlin), Dr. Charlotte Guichard (Institut d'histoire moderne et contemporaine/CNRS, Paris)
Conference language is English.
There is no fee for attendance but registration is requested. Please register with Christine Howald via email (c.howald(at)tu-berlin.de) indicating your name and institution.
For more information see: http://www.fokum.org/conference-2016/