Conference at the University of Bern, April 7th and 8th 2016
In recent times research concerning the history of collections and collecting strategies of nineteenth-century institutions has enjoyed widespread popularity. The Colloquium “Collecting, Exhibiting and Preserving in Museums of Applied Arts in the Nineteenth Century” will place emphasis on a type of institution that has so far been largely neglected, the museums of applied arts. The papers presented will underline the innovative character of this museum type in the nineteenth century, its influence and interactions as well as its transformation process. Furthermore the conference offers a platform to discuss methodological strategies for the research of museums of applied arts as a collecting institution, not least through transdisciplinary approaches.
University of Bern
(Source: CONF: Collecting, Exhibiting and Preserving (Bern, 7-8 Apr 16). In: H-ArtHist, Feb 6, 2016. <http://arthist.net/archive/12165>.)