Conference organized by the Bibliotheca Hertziana-Max Planck Institute for Art History and the Getty Research Institute, to be held at the American Academy in Rome, June 19-21, 2007.
This conference explores the collecting of religious art in and of Italy as a special case within the broader study of collecting. Papers should focus on 1) collecting religious art in Italy, or 2) the collecting of Italian religious art elsewhere.
Guiding questions include: How does the religious, devotional, spiritual content of art affect the ways in which it is collected? Do religious significance and/or function in the production of a work of art make a difference in its subsequent collection? What changes - social, confessional, intellectual, political - have had an impact on the collecting of religious art?
Deadline for proposals: January 1, 2007
For further information and submission guidelines, please consult http://www.getty.edu/research/scholarly_activities/sacred_possessions.pdf or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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