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Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders Belgian Fin de Siècle 1880-1914 (June 24 – July 4, 2018)
Several Flemish research centers, universities and art museums collaboratively organise the fourth edition of the Summer Course for the Study of the Arts in Flanders. This edition zooms in on Belgian Fin de Siècle Art between 1880 and 1914. The target group are master and PhD-students in (art)history.
The aim of the Summer Course is to bring to Flanders, annually, a select group of 20 national and international, highly qualified young researchers and to present them with an intensive 11-day programme of lectures, discussions, and on-site visits.
The fourth edition will take place from June 24 through July 4, 2018. Its content is coordinated by the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, Mu.ZEE Ostend and the Flemish Art Collection. This edition includes excursions to Ghent, Bruges, Ostend, Brussels, Paris, Namur and Antwerp.
2nd Conference “Saudade Perpétua”: Art, Culture and Heritage of Romanticism
São Miguel island, Azores, Portugal, 28-30 September, 2018
CFP Submission deadline: end of March 2018
It is generally considered that Romanticism in Portugal was deeply conveyed from 1834 to 1910, which politically corresponds to a constitutional monarchy. Nonetheless and because in certain areas of knowledge and arts, as well as in certain social fringes, there were several pre-romantic and late-romantic phenomena, original papers about any theme related to Romanticism in a broad sense can be proposed to the 2nd Conference “Saudade Perpétua”.
Scholars with a special interest in the long 19th century are encouraged to submit a paper to this conference, particularly if their research addresses art, culture, or heritage of Romanticism, not only in Portugal but also in closer cultures, both in Occidental Europe and elsewhere (like in the former Portuguese colonies).
Conference Matthijs Maris at work
14 December 2017
On the occasion of the large Matthijs Maris exhibition (6 October 2017- 7 January 2018) at the Rijksmuseum, a one-day conference will be held to present the results of a technical research of Matthijs Maris’s paintings. This research was undertaken by an interdisciplinary team of conservators, technical art historians, scientists and art historians in preparation of the exhibition.
The team examined paintings from the collection of the Rijksmuseum, the Burrell Collection in Glasgow, and a private collection with selected research techniques. The results will be published in: Erma Hermens, Laura Raven and Suzanne Veldink, Matthijs Maris at Work, Rijksmuseum 2017, to be published October 2017.
In the conference the results and conclusions of this technical research will be presented in focus and in a wider context. There will be a series of lectures during the morning session. In the afternoon we will visit the exhibition and address specific issues and works.
Speakers will include a.o. members of the Rijksmuseum research team, Whistler-specialist Prof dr. Margaret MacDonald (Glasgow University), Corot-specialist Sarah Herring (National Gallery London) and Pippa Stephenson and Suzanne Ross (both of The Burrell Collection, Glasgow Museum).
For full program and registration, see: https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/nl/nu-in-het-museum/symposia/conference-matthijs-maris-at-work
XIX – de werkgroep 19de-eeuwse kunst – maakt een doorstart! De groep brengt onderzoekers uit het academische en museale veld samen en stimuleert het onderzoek naar de kunst van de lange negentiende eeuw in België en daarbuiten. XIX organiseert zelf onder meer studiedagen, seminaries en rondleidingen, en deelt andere initiatieven met zijn leden via het online platform http://werkgroep-xix.blogspot.be/.
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