The Institute for Art History / Center for Art Market Studies at Technical University Berlin, together with the CNRS and LabexTransfer Paris, have announced their international symposium: All the Beauty of the World: The Western Market for non-European Artefacts (18th-20th century) Berlin, Germany 13.10. – 15.10.2016 Deadline for submissions: 15 February 2016Continue Reading

Lydia Maria Arantes | Visiting Researcher, Anthropology, UCL   source: ]   Have you ever wanted to design your own scarf, jumper or even tie, but can’t knit?‘ read the first sentence on the Somerset House website introducting Knyttan – Factory of the Future , currently based in the NewContinue Reading

Laurie Ingram, Material And Visual Culture, UCL   Sawdust and Threads is a residency and exhibitions programms that takes de-accessioned museum objects as its material. Artist Caroline Wright has undertaken residencies at three different museum collections and selected objects that have been de-accessioned. For Sawdust and Threads, Caroline has madeContinue Reading

Via Christiane Brosius, University of Heidelberg The Cluster of Excellence “Asia and Europe in a Global Context” welcomes applications for the Summer School “Walking the line – Art of border zones in times of crisis.” It will take place from July 26 to 31, 2015 at Heidelberg University in Germany. The summerContinue Reading

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers and Visual Projects for the Conference Studies and Dialogues between Anthropology and Art organized by the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú. The conference will take place in Lima on November 19 -21, 2014. The keynote speakers for our conference will be Dr. George Marcus, Chancellor´s ProfessorContinue Reading

April 11, 2014 Institute of Fine Arts, New York University Organized by Anton Schweizer, 2012-2014 IFA/Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow RSVP is required. Please find instructions below. Japan is widely regarded as an exemplar in terms of the preservation of material integrity, the perpetuation of historical production techniques and the responsible preservationContinue Reading

Jes Fernie, Independent Curator, History Rising Project, We’d like you to send us your photos of museum display structures from across the world.  These could be from your local museum, trips abroad or from your academic research. We are interested in vitrines, plinths, shelves and general display mechanisms, rather thanContinue Reading

Book Review: Distributed Objects: Meaning and Mattering after Alfred Gell. Edited by Liana Chua and Mark Elliot Berghahn Books (London & New York), 2013     By Fiona P. McDonald (University College London)   According to Georgina Born in Distributed Objects: Meaning and Mattering after Alfred Gell, “we all have ourContinue Reading

By Aaron Glass (Bard Graduate Center) Armed with his camera, Randy Hage explores urban landscapes threatened with eradication through development, gentrification, or other civic improvement schemes. Yet unlike the many other salvage-oriented artists who photographically document such streetscapes lest they vanish, Hage translates his photos into meticulously crafted scale models. Rather thanContinue Reading