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Muzea umění, umělecké sběratelství a provenienční výzkum jako dialog, in : Infrastruktury (dějin) umění. VII. sjezd historiků a historiček umění

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Title in English Art Museums, Collecting Art and Provenance Research in Dialogue, in : Infrastructures (of the History) of Art. The 7th Congress of Czech Art Historians


Year of publication 2021
Type Conference
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Faculty of Arts

Description Findings from the past decades evidence the importance of studying artistic artefacts not only in terms of their style characteristics, meaning or authorship, but also in the context of social interactions and manipulations linked to the historical traces left by the individual “objects of material culture”. Patrons, donors, collectors, together with further institutional life that researched objects undergo create an important layer of historical memory arguably still underestimated in our historiography. Therefore, this panel suggests that history of art collecting, and provenance research performed in dialogue offers an effective interpretation tool to examine complex historical phenomena across the methodological approaches and/or historical periods. Such historical phenomena range from questions of period taste to museum expositions built on critical discourse. The proposed way forward could ideally provide a platform where the paths of academic institutions, art museums, heritage institutes and art markets cross in an active way. Hence, the dialogue represents a pathway to its intensification on transdisciplinary and transnational level.
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