From: Joanna Smalcerz <>
Date: Oct 10, 2018
Subject: CONF: Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market (Bern, 8-9 Nov 18)
University of Bern, Institute for Art History, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art History, Hallerstrasse 6, Room 205, November 8 – 09, 2018
International Conference
Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market
Thursday, 8 November 2018
Welcome and Introduction
Joanna Smalcerz, University of Bern
Session I: Bode and the Italian Art Market
Chair: Tabea Schindler, University of Bern
Patrizia Cappellini
Università degli Studi di Udine
‘Affari importanti’, ‘piccole cose’ and More. Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market in Florence… Beyond Bardini
Michela Zurla
Complesso Museale Palazzo Ducale di Mantova
Wilhelm von Bode and the Italian Art Market: The Case of Genoa
16.30 Discussion
16.45 Coffee break
Session II: Bode the Tastemaker
Chair: Daniela C. Maier, University of Bern
Neville Rowley
Gemäldegalerie and Bode Museum, Staatliche Museen Berlin
‘Interessa a prezzo moderato’: Bode Buys Donatello
Esmée Quodbach
Center for the History of Collecting, The Frick Collection, New York
Wilhelm von Bode and Johannes Vermeer: Creating a Taste and a Market
Peter H. Fox
Tulane University, New Orleans
Wilhelm von Bode and the Renaissance of German Design
18.45 Discussion
20.00 Dinner
Friday, 9 November 2018
Session III: Bode’s Social Network in the Art Market
Chair: Nikola Doll, Kunstmuseum Bern
Paul Tucker
University of Florence
‘The Right Man in the Right Place’: Wilhelm Bode and Charles Fairfax Murray
Meike Hopp
Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München / Technische Universität Berlin
Bode and Böhler: The Controversial Relationship Between a Museum Director and an Art Dealer
Catherine Scallen
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland
Wilhelm von Bode and Charles Sedelmeyer in 1882-1883: The Start of a Fateful Relationship
Petra Winter
Zentralarchiv der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
‘The Prices Were Completely Crazy.’ – W. Bode’s and W.R. Valentiner’s Activities at the American Art Market Between 1908-1914
12.00 Discussion
12.15 Lunch
Session IV: Bode as a Bad Actor in the Marketplace
Chair: Joanna Smalcerz, University of Bern
Lynn Catterson
Columbia University, New York
Duped or Duplicitous? Bode & Bardini’s Madonna della Rosa
Sebastian Dohe
Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel
Malve Anna Falk
Independent Art Historian
Wilhelm von Bode and the Rise and Fall of the Grand Ducal Gallery of Oldenburg
15.00 Discussion
15.15 Coffee break
15.45 Final discussion
Reference / Quellennachweis:
CONF: Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market (Bern, 8-9 Nov 18). In:, Oct 10, 2018. <>.

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