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Sibi, arti, amicis. Chapters from the History of Art Collecting in Bohemia and Moravia 1650-1950

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Project Period
1/2005 - 12/2007
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
Czech Science Foundation
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Arts
Art, Collexting

In contrast to the other European countries the Czech art and cultural history do not pay very much their scholarly interest to the history of art collecting in Bohemia and Moravia from the baroque period to the 20th Century. The project is focus on completation of the archive and art- historical research of the selected a typical picture and graphic collections in Bohemia and Moravia between 1650 and 1950. The main aim of the project is to analyze the collecting and art patronage of the aristocratic families in Bohemia and Moravia (e.g. those of Czernin´s, Nostitz´s, Wallenstein´s, Liechtenstein´s, Dietrichstein´s, Thun´s, Kaunitz´s, Blümegen´s, Salm´s) and also comprehend the different types of the bourgeois art collections during the 19th and 20th centuries. In this context the attention will be paid also to the forms and manifestations of art trade and presentations of the results of art collecting in 19th and 20th centuries. The proposed output of the research is a representative publication: "Sibi, arti, amicis". Chapters from the history of art collecting in Bohemia and Moravia 1650-1950 (to be published by publishing house Triáda), which will comprise the study and rich visual documentation to the subject. The intended extent of the book is 400 pages and more than 100 figures.


Total number of publications: 16

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