CFP Sep 27, 2013

Collecting Prints and Drawings (Irsee, 13-15 Jun 14)

Kloster Irsee, Jun 13–15, 2014
Deadline: Nov 30, 2013

Andrea M. Galdy

Collecting Prints & Drawings

Interdisciplinary conference organised by Collecting & Display
in collaboration with Schwabenakademie Kloster Irsee
Organisers: Andrea M. Gáldy - Sylvia Heudecker - Angela M. Opel

Cabinets of prints and drawings belong to the earliest art collections
of Early Modern Europe. From the sixteenth century onwards some of them
acquired considerable fame which necessitated an ordered and scientific
display. This interdisciplinary conference brings together art
historians, historians, curators and collectors and explores topics such
as: when, how and why did cabinets of prints and drawings become a
specialised part of princely and private collections? How important were
collections of prints and drawings for the self-representation of a
prince or connoisseur among specialists and social peers? Is the
presentation of a picture hang in a gallery, for example by Charles
Eisen for the Royal Galleries at Dresden, to be treated as documentary
evidence? In how far do we find art historical approaches of
systematisation or aesthetic concepts realised within the collections?
Are there notable differences in the approach to collecting,
presentation and preservation of prints and drawings in diverse parts of
the world? What was the afterlife of such collections? What is the
interest of institutions in pursuing the activities of art collecting
and sponsorship today (banks, industry, foundations, universities)?

Please send your 250-word proposal on these and related themes together
with a one-paragraph bio to the organisers at by 30 November 2013.

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