The history of collecting is becoming an increasingly important field of cultural history, attracting specialists from a wide range of disciplines, such as art historians, archaeologists, court and book historians.
Interesting though the building of collections, the hunt for specific objects, and the fate of the successful or ruined collector are in their own right, the issue of display must not be forgotten. In fact, a specific form of display was often seen as vital for the enjoyment and understanding of the exhibits. In some cases the same importance was given to developing an appropriate form of display as to gaining ownership of desirable objects.
This conference means to go one step further, considering the role of princely apartments through the centuries as part of a complex system of living and storage space within residences. We invite papers considering any aspect of the history and structure of the apartment, of the display of collection objects within and outside the apartment, the connection of the apartment to other localities of a residence, of furniture and decoration forming part of collections or serving to enhance the display of collections.
Please send your proposal of 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 November 2006.
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