The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics – States and Markets
Organised by the Centre for Art Market Studies at TU Berlin in cooperation with the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin, and its research programme Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices
The history of state or public museums has been the focus of numerous symposiums and publications. Yet astonishingly little research has taken private museums in consideration, even though the number of private art museums has risen dramatically over the past two decades. According to the International Council of Museums (ICOM), there are now more private museum spaces in the world than public ones. The majority of these museums are in China, South Korea, the US and Germany, though private museums have been established also in Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, India, Indonesia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine, among other countries.
At this year's international symposium of the Centre for Art Market Studies at TU Berlin – organised in cooperation with the Forum Transregionale Studien and its research programme Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices – participants will be exploring the background, mechanisms and consequences of a phenomenon that may be referred to as the "global power of private museums".
- Technische Universität Berlin: Bénédicte Savoy (Fachgebiet Kunstgeschichte der Moderne / Collège de France, Paris), Dorothee Wimmer (Forum Kunst und Markt / Centre for Art Market Studies)
- Julia Voss (Fellow of the Lichtenberg Kolleg, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen / Leuphana Universität Lüneburg)
- Forum Transregionale Studien: Hannah Baader (Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices / Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), Georges Khalil
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November 16, 2017 – November 17, 2017
Technische Universität Berlin
Senatssitzungssaal H 1035/1036
Straße des 17. Juni 135
November 18, 2017
Forum Transregionale Studien