Furniture as Collectible: Chinese chairs for seating or display? (18 May, 2021)

The Society for the History of Collecting Invites you to its Online Lecture Furniture as Collectible: Chinese chairs for seating or display?’ by Minna Katriina Törmä, University of Glasgow 18 May, 2021 at 6.30pm BST Online The presentation draws from Minna Törmä’s recent book Nordic Private Collections of Chinese Objects (Routledge 2020) focusing on furniture … Continue reading Furniture as Collectible: Chinese chairs for seating or display? (18 May, 2021)

CONF: Making a Case for Cases: The Furniture of Display (10-11 January 2020)

Making a Case for Cases: The Furniture of Display 10-11 January 2020 The Bowes Museum, County Durham This conference aims to explore the furniture used by collectors, museums and institutions for displaying artefacts. Spanning diverse functions and definitions, objects known as display cases, showcases, china cabinets, vitrines, specimen tables, or even trophy cabinets, are ubiquitous … Continue reading CONF: Making a Case for Cases: The Furniture of Display (10-11 January 2020)

CFP: British, Continental, & American Furniture and Interiors (London, 22 Nov 19)

Date: Jun 8, 2019 Subject: CFP: British, Continental, & American Furniture and Interiors (London, 22 Nov 19) Wallace Collection, London, November 22, 2019 Deadline: Jul 1, 2019 FURNITURE HISTORY SOCIETY RESEARCH CONFERENCE 2019 CALL FOR PAPERS FROM PhD/Post-Doc STUDENTS, JUNIOR MUSEUM/HERITAGE CURATORS & PROFESSIONALS BRITISH, CONTINENTAL, & AMERICAN FURNITURE AND INTERIORS As part of the … Continue reading CFP: British, Continental, & American Furniture and Interiors (London, 22 Nov 19)

CFP: 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts (Bern, 16-18 May 19)

From: Nora Rudolf <nora.rudolf@ikg.unibe.ch> Date: Jan 20, 2019 Subject: CFP: 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts (Bern, 16-18 May 19) University of Bern, 16. - 18.05.2019 Deadline: Feb 28, 2019 [deutsche Version weiter unten] 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts 16 May–18 May 2019, University of Bern, Institute of Art History, Department History … Continue reading CFP: 9th Bern Research Camp for the Applied Arts (Bern, 16-18 May 19)

CFP: Recycling Luxury (London, 5 Jul 19)

From: Marie Tavinor <MTavinor@christies.edu> Date: Jan 24, 2019 Subject: CFP: Recycling Luxury (London, 5 Jul 19) London (42 Portland Place W1B 1NB), July 5, 2019 Deadline: Mar 1, 2019 The concept of luxury is associated with ideas of excess (luxus) or even worse immodesty (luxure). An infamous example involving Cleopatra dissolving a priceless pearl and … Continue reading CFP: Recycling Luxury (London, 5 Jul 19)