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The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics States and Markets
Saturday, November 18 2017 All Day

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“.

Convenors: Forum Kunst und Markt / Centre for Art Market Studies, Institute of Art History and Historical Urban Studies at Technische Universität Berlin, department of Modern Art History, in cooperation with the Forum Transregionale Studien and its research programme Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices

Concept: 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) / Hannah Baader (Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices / Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz), Georges Khalil (Forum Transregionale Studien)

Additional Information: Admission is free. No registration required but space is limited. Conference language is English.

Location:
16-17/11/2017: TU Berlin
18/11/2017: Forum Transregionale Studien
Berlin Germany

Contact Information:
Dr. Dorothee Wimmer
info@fokum.org
https://www.fokum.org/conference-2017/

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