Conferences & Workshops 2019-2017



MUNICH & LONDON, 22 & 24 JUNE, 2019

Conference Schedule

Munich, Saturday 22 June, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Institut für Kunstgeschichte

10:30 Orsolya Bubryák, Institute of Art History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

The Kunstkammer of Johann Septimius Jörger in Nuremberg

11:00 Virginie Spenlé, Director, Kunstkammer Georg Laue, Inventarisierung und wissenschaftliche Bearbeitung des Bestandes Leonhard Christoph Sturm (1669 – 1719) and an Ideal Architecture for Dynastic Collections

12:00 Mary Malloy, Fellow of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Harvard

The Catalogue as Invitation: Recruiting Visitors to Collections in Seventeenth-Century Europe

 12:30 Catherine Phillips, Independent Scholar

Paintings, Prints, Squirrels and Monkeys: Catherine the Great’s Hermitage

2:00 Paweł Ignaczak, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw

A Parisian Collection in a Polish Castle – Lights and Shadows of a Prestigious Location in the Context of the Struggle for National Identity 

2:30 Cecilia Riva, Collection Cataloguer, Palazzo Ducale, Venice

“A Well-known Subject for Photographic Reproduction”: the Layard Collection as an Example of Nineteenth-century Advertising

3:00 Sarah Coviello, Warburg Institute, London

A Scholar Collects, Exhibits, and Writes about it: the Personal Study Collections of 20th-Century Art Historians

4:00 Maria Höger, research assistant Association – Friends of the Gugging House of Artists / Private Foundation – Gugging Artists / PHD student Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

Gugging and “Art Brut” – Persisting “Heterotopia” of the art world?

4:30 Laura Humphreys, Curatorial Project Manager at the Science Museum in London

New Frontiers for the Science Museum Group Collection

5:00 Discussion

London, Monday 24 June, Wolfson Room, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

10:00 Anne Harbers, Radboud University, The Netherlands

His & Her Royal Collections – the Synergies and Symbiosis of Selecting a Publicity Channel

10:30 Esmee Quodbach, Assistant Director of the Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library

To See or Not to See: The Visibility of the John G. Johnson Collection in Philadelphia, c.1880 to the Present

11.30Julia Rössel, Research Assistant, “Kupferstichkabinett Online” of the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel

Displaying Print Collections: Location, Site, Practice

12:00 Anne Nellis Richter, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer, Department of Art, American University, Washington DC

‘An Excess of Folly’: Townhouses as Public Art Galleries in Early Nineteenth Century London

12:30 Isobel Caroline MacDonald, University of Glasgow and The Burrell Collection

A Private Collection on Public Display: the Significance of (Sir) William Burrell’s (1861-1958) Loan Collection

2:00 Alison Clarke, University of Liverpool and the National Gallery, London

In a Better Light: Agnew’s, Spatiality and Connoisseurial Practice, c.1875-1916 

2:30 Rebecca Tilles, Associate Curator of 18th Century French & Western European Fine & Decorative Arts at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens

The Homes and Collecting Display of Marjorie Merriweather Post

3.00Laia Anguix, Northumbria University-Department of Arts

‘In Deplorable Conditions and totally Inadequate for the Housing of the Collections’: Storage, Conservation and Access in Public Collections. The Case of the Laing Art Gallery (Newcastle)

3:30 Megakles Rogakos, independent art historian and exhibition curator 

The Work of an ACG Art Curator

4.00 Round table discussion


No Conferences or Workshops for this year.





9.45 Opening Remarks

MORNING SESSION:  Chair Dr. Dora Thornton, Curator of the Waddesdon Bequest and Renaissance Europe, British Museum 

10.00 Lina Malfona, Adjunct Professor, Sapienza University, Rome:  A City as a collection:  the urban model of Villa Adriana

10.30 Anna Seidel, Hamburg  The presentation of the Peretti Montalto sculpture collection in the time of Gianlorenzo Bernini

11.00  Coffee

11.20 Eva Dolezel:  Gründler’s Constellations. Ethnographica in the Cabinet of Curiosities of the Francke Foundation in Halle

11.50 Dr. Margaret Samu, Lecturer, The New School Parsons School of Design, NYC: Venus in Fur:  Art Collecting and the Female Nude in C18th-19th Russia

12.10 Annalea Tunesi, Independent Scholar: The polymath Aleardo Aleardi (1812-78)

12.45  Discussion

13.00 Lunch

 14.00 AFTERNOON SESSION:  Chair Dr. Anna Dempster, Head of Academic Programmes, Royal Academy of     Arts, London

14.15 Dr Jennifer Tonkovich, Eugene and Clare Thaw Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Morgan Library & Museum, NYC: The Brash Connoisseur:  Hans Calmann and Collecting Old Master Drawings 1937-73

 14.45 Dr. Rachel King, Glasgow Life:  “A bas-relief from Nineveh, a bronze of Zadkine, an Aztec mask in black stone, a Gothic Madonna and Child”: Sydney Burney sells stone and sculpture

15.15 Dr. Selina Blasco, Professor in Contemporary Art History, Research and Artistic Practices and Design History, Fine Arts Faculty, Complutense University of Madrid:  Interiors with figures:  the collections of idols and African masks in the studios of early avant-garde artists

15.45-16.00 Tea

16.00 Yuhua Ding, PhD Candidate, Cornell University, NY:  Collectors of Shitao:  Reimaging a Chinese Master

16.30 Dr. Olga Nefedova, Associate professor – Higher School of Economics, Moscow:  Introduction of the Orientalist Art movement in the Middle East:  alien culture or common heritage?

1700  Dr. Nizan Shaked, Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Museum and Curatorial studies, and Head of the Museum Studies Program in the School of Art at California State University Long Beach:  In the Name of the Public:  Museums and the collection of contemporary art

17.30 Discussion and conclusion