The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics – States and Markets
Convened by: Bénédicte Savoy (Fachgebiet Kunstgeschichte der Moderne, TU Berlin; Collège de France), Dorothee Wimmer (Centre for Art Market Studies, TU Berlin), Julia Voss (2016/17 Fellow of the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), Hannah Baader (Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices; Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz), Georges Khalil (Forum Transregionale Studien)
— What impact do government subsidies such as tax breaks (e.g. on inheritance tax or value-added tax) have on collector's decisions to establish their own museum instead of supporting state/public museums with their own works/collections?
— What additional role is played by foreign cultural policy practices or cross-border incentives of international art exchange programs in this context?
The symposium will focus on privately-funded art museums which are run by individuals, private foundations, associations or companies, with publicly accessible collections in any country or region of the world. The artworks in these collections may range from ancient artefacts to contemporary art.
The conference language is English.
The conference language is English. Papers should be a maximum of 20 minutes in length, and preference will be given to proposals that stimulate dialogue and engage with broader topics. Please send proposals (max. 300 words) with a short academic CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30 April 2017. Financial assistance with travel expenses for speakers may be available (subject to grant approval).
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