Conference: Collecting, modus operandi, 1900-1950
15-16th February 2019, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
DATE: 16/2/2019
In 2019, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Art Library will have been open for 50 years.

This conference seeks to go beyond the biographical, or the anecdotic, and to consider Gulbenkian in the light of a wider context, with papers that reflect new research into the ways in which collectors worked, their networks, and their relationship with their collection, its accessibility and its future, going beyond single-case studies of individual owners. The conference seeks instead more transversal studies into how collectors worked and how they mirrored the period in which they lived. The questions of the role played by museums, by art agents and intermediaries, as well as by the markets, will also be addressed.


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