vrijdag 14 juni 2019

CFP: The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible (Brussel, 29-30 november 2019)

The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible
Brussels, November 29 - 30, 2019
Deadline: June 16, 2019

The interiors of Art nouveau period : analyse, restore, make accessible

The Réseau Art Nouveau Network, a European network for the study, protection and enhancement of the Art Nouveau heritage, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year.
Urban.brussels, founding member of RANN, is hosting an international symposium in Brussels, co- organised by RANN and urban.brussels in partnership with the Horta Museum and CIVA.

The research and progress of our knowledge of Art Nouveau has always been one of RANN's primary objectives. If Art Nouveau is accessible to everyone in the street itself and while the Art Nouveau facades are the ornament of many European cities, the interiors arouse both from the academic world as from the general public many questions related to their accessibility, to their knowledge, to the refined restorations that they require.
This topic of interiors has not yet been scientifically exploited transversally in Europe; the aim of this symposium is to bring about a confrontation on research practices, understanding, conservation and enhancement of Art Nouveau interiors, in order to identify new research perspectives.

Four themes will be addressed :

1. KNOW. Current status: sources and new approaches
How to apprehend the interiors of the Art Nouveau period? Many sources are available to the art historian: plans, photographs, descriptions, articles, drawings... How to approach, decrypt and analyse such sources? Can the use of other sources and documents improve our knowledge of Art Nouveau interiors? In this context what status to be given to literary sources or paintings of the same period? These are the different research leads proposed. This approach enable to better understand the issues and new techniques developed by historians and art historians.

2. UNDERSTAND. Architectural fittings and decorative sets
The Art Nouveau interiors correspond to uses and are rooted in a very special symbolism. The use value enables to better understand the programme at the origin of a building; the programme being itself modeled on lifestyles and use of specific spaces of the end-of-century period. But the Art Nouveau interiors are also often the result of a symbolism in which colors, ornaments and decoration agree to create a harmonious and totalising ensemble. Without a refined analysis of these two values (use and symbolism), the whole understanding of the building risks being jeopardised. The researchers will offer unseen and innovative analyses of these two fundamental aspects of Art Nouveau interiors.

3. RESTORE. Approaches, techniques and new resources
The restoration of an Art Nouveau building involves many stakeholders: architects, restorers, craftsmen, art historians. The word will be given to them. New study techniques enable to prepare at best a restoration. Other more traditional approaches remain essential and require rigorous interpretations. In situ researches in which restorers and craftsmen play a key role will be addressed in this theme. Case studies as well as communications dedicated to questions and issues related to all restorations are welcome.

4. LIVE AND OPEN. Accessibility and contemporary issues
How to make a listed Art Nouveau building live? What are the problems faced by the owners (private, foundation, museum, state body...)? How to accommodate the different users as well as possible? Contemporary life, such as the use of an Art Nouveau building and therefore its interior spaces, raises many questions as the right balance between conservation and use is difficult to achieve.

The RANN also wishes to give the floor to young researchers: 25% maximum of the symposium lectures will be reserved for them (theses or dissertations defended or in the writing process).
The RANN cannot assure participants yet that this anniversary symposium will result in a publication.

Practical arrangements
Interventions will be limited to 25 minutes.
The RANN will cover the justified real travel expenses (travel, accommodation) of the participants to a maximum amount of 200 euros.

Conditions of submission and schedule
Candidates are invited to send by email to alalleaume@urban.brussels by 16 June 2019 in French or in English:
- CV, including contact details of the candidate (e-mail address, phone) and possible bibliography of articles or books already published
- An abstract / summary of the communication (maximum 300 words) - For young researchers: two references

The RANN will inform the candidates of the selection of the Scientific Committee by 29 July 2019 at the latest.

Scientific committee
Guy Conde-Reis, Architect, Promotion Information, urban.brussels, Brussels, Belgium Tove Lande, Curator, Jugendstilsenteret og KUBE, Alesund, Norway Breda Mihelic, Researcher, Urban planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia Ramona Novicov, University lecturer, University of Oradea, Faculty of Construction, Cadastre and Architecture
Valérie Thomas, Curator, Museum of the School of Nancy - Villa Majorelle - Nancy-Museums, Nancy, France Benjamin Zurstrassen, Curator, Horta Museum, Brussels, Belgium

Organisation members
Anne-Lise Alleaume, Bruxelles Urbanisme et Patrimoine, Réseau Art Nouveau Network Benjamin Zurstrassen, Horta Museum Erika Giuliani, Réseau Art Nouveau Network
For any questions, please contact the RANN Secretariat at alalleaume@urban.brussels. You cannot answer this call for papers but you would like to keep in touch with the Réseau Art
Nouveau Network for future scientific activities? Please contact alalleaume@urban.brussels.

Who are we?
The Réseau Art Nouveau Network, composed of institutions and experts from European Art Nouveau cities, was formed in 1999 to study, promote and help protect Art Nouveau heritage so it can endure for future generations to enjoy. We undertake a wide range of activities including exhibitions, publications, conferences and cultural exchanges aimed at adults, children, researchers and professionals. Certified as Cultural route of the Council of Europe since 2014, the Network also benefitted from the co-funding of the European Commission for several European projects of cooperation. artnouveau-net.eu

Urban.brussels (formerly Brussels Urbanism and Heritage) is an administration of the Brussels Capital Region. Its main purpose is to support the territorial development of the Brussels Capital Region in a sustainable way, by implementing the regional policy with regard to urbanism, movable and immovable cultural heritage and managing operational programmes for urban revitalisation. urban.brussels

COUR: Everlasting Grand Tour: Experiencing Rome through Guidebooks (Rome)

Everlasting Grand Tour. Experiencing Rome through Guidebooks 
1-5 september 2019 (registration deadline: 30 juni 2019)

The University of Roma Tre, in collaboration with the Rome Art History Network (RAHN) and numerous foreign and Italian academies, presents the course Everlasting Grand Tour. Experiencing Rome through Guidebooks. The course aims to illustrate, through the historical guidebooks on Rome that appeared from the Middle Ages to the present day, the different ways in which the Eternal City has been perceived by travelers, both Italian and foreign. Selected students will therefore have the opportunity to approach the complex and centuries-old history of the city, following privileged paths introduced by scholars of excellence from all over Europe. The course will highlight the importance of outsiders’ gaze for the construction of the image of Rome and its fortune over the centuries.

Planned activities

The course, aimed at an Italian and international public, intends to propose a historical and artistic introduction to the city of Rome, taking as a point departure its main historical guidebooks. The activities will be divided into lectures and on-site visits, entrusted to recognized experts in the field. They will involve Italian cultural institutions and foreign academies, and will require the student’s active participation. All courses are held in English. At the end of the course, students will receive a certificate of attendance from the University of Roma Tre.


The aim of the Summer School is to offer a historical and artistic introduction to the city of Rome and its millennial history, through its guidebooks, and to investigate the impact they had on the perception of the city through the centuries. The discussions, promoted along the course of these 5 days, will aim to stimulate the critical abilities of the participants regarding the evolution of the means of divulgation of knowledge over the centuries and the importance of foreign presences for the construction of the historical-artistic identity of Rome.

Deadline for registration: 30 June 2019
Contacts: summerschool.dsu@uniroma3.it

Program, details and more information on the websites of Roma Tre, KNIR or Villa Medici.

vrijdag 3 mei 2019

CONF: Frictions and friendships. Cultural encounters in the nineteenth century

'Frictions and friendships. Cultural encounters in the nineteenth-century'
ESNA Conference 2019
Organized by ESNA (European Society for Nineteenth-Century Art), RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague and NWO (Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research)
June 19-20, 2019: The Hague, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History

The exhibition The Dutch in Paris, which was on show in the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam and in the Petit Palais, Paris during the fall of 2017 and spring of 2018 respectively, aimed to visualize the artistic exchange between Dutch and French artists between 1789 and 1914. As part of a larger research project, set up by the RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, the exhibition generated so much response that ESNA, in collaboration with the RKD and NWO, decided to organize an international conference on the subject, focusing specifically on international as well as national and local points of encounter and how they facilitated artistic exchange.

For the full program and registration details, click here.

donderdag 18 april 2019

CONF: Studiedag Historisch Interieur & Design 2019

Studiedag Historisch Interieur & Design 2019
Het Pand – zaal “Refter”
Onderbergen 1
9000 Gent

Donderdag 2 mei 2019

Het programma van de jaarlijkse Studiedag Historisch Interieur & Design ziet er als volgt uit:

09u30: Onthaal (koffie)
10u: Marjan Sterckx (UGent): Inleiding: Van ontwerp naar design

10u10: Voormiddagprogramma | chair: Werner Adriaenssens (KMKG & VUB)
Richard Harmanni (zelfstandig & TUDelft): Voltaire op kasteel Broekhuizen. Vijf wandschilderingen door Willem Joseph Laquy (1738-1796): herkomst, iconografie en inspiratie
Marie Becuwe (Master in de Kunstwetenschappen, UGent/ Erfgoedstudies UA): 19de-eeuwse kunstenaarsherbergen in België: “petits musées d’art”
Stefan Huygebaert (aspirant FWO, UGent): Decoratiegeschiedenis van de salle des pas-perdus (1844-1926) in het Gentse Justitiepaleis: Dwarsdoorsnede van acht decennia publieke interieurdecoratie
Caterina Verdickt (Vlaams Architectuurinstituut, Architectuurarchief): Een rijk van stilte. De Belgische artistieke migratie naar Groot-Brittannië tijdens WOI en het Belgisch interieurontwerp

12u30: Middagpauze: broodjeslunch

13u30: Namiddagprogramma | chair: Vlad Ionescu (UHasselt)
Ko Goubert (VUB & M-Museum): De monnik en de kroonprins: de niet-kerkelijke projecten van Dom Martin tijdens het Interbellum
Anouk Decavele (Historica): De “Japanse villa” in Edegem (1930)
Marieke Jaenen (zelfstandig & VUB) & Stefan Martens (UAntwerpen): De ‘Van Rossem-zetel’ van Walter van den Broeck (ca. 1932): ontwerp, materiaal en (re)constructie

15u -15.30u: Pauze (koffie & thee)

Charlotte Rottiers (Master in de Kunstwetenschappen, UGent/ student UGent): Grootse plannen in de koelkast: het interieur van het paviljoen van de USSR op Expo ‘58
Nico Deswaef (KULeuven): Een veranderd vrouwbeeld in een nieuwe werkomgeving: Gender en kantoorontwerp in het naoorlogse België (1945-1970)

16.30u: Receptie

Meer informatie en inschrijvingsmodaliteiten op de webpagina.

woensdag 14 november 2018

CONF: Studiedag Werkgroep XIX (Antwerpen, 7 december 2018)

Studiedag Werkgroep XIX
Campus National

Kronenburgstraat 66, Antwerpen
Vrijdag 7 december 2018

Naar goede gewoonte organiseert de Werkgroep XIX een decemberactiviteit, die dit jaar op vrijdag 7 december 2018 in Antwerpen doorgaat. Na de lezingen in de voormiddag volgt een exclusief bezoek aan de werf van het KMSKA.

Hieronder vindt u het volledige programma en de praktische modaliteiten voor de inschrijving.

Om de kosten van de organisatie te dekken zijn wij verplicht een bijdrage van € 25 per persoon aan te rekenen. Daarin zijn begrepen:
· de huur van de zaal en het materiaal voor de voormiddagsessie;
· koffie, thee en water tijdens de pauze;
· het middagmaal (de drank bij de lunch wordt ter plaatse individueel afgerekend).
De rekeninggegevens voor betaling per overschrijving (mededeling Studiedag XIX + naam deelnemer) zijn vermeld in het programma.

De inschrijving wordt enkel geregistreerd na het ontvangen van de overschrijving én het doorgeven per mail (werkgroepxix [at] gmail.com) van volgende gegevens:
1. Menukeuze (mogelijke allergenen zijn vermeld tussen haakjes):
  a. Salade met Camembert (melkproducten)
  b. Salade met gemarineerde kippenreepjes (noten)
  c. Pasta con funghi (tarwe, melkproducten, noten)
  d. Stoofvlees (tarwe)

2. Schoenmaat (veiligheidsschoenen zijn verplicht voor het werfbezoek).

Indien u enkel aanwezig kan zijn op de voor- of op de namiddagactiviteit, vragen wij een bijdrage van € 10 per persoon (excl. maaltijd). Vermits de plaatsen beperkt zijn, krijgen de inschrijvingen voor het volledige dagprogramma voorrang. Mogen wij erop aandringen u ten laatste in te schrijven op 30 november? Voor de praktische afhandeling moet het aantal deelnemers tijdig worden doorgegeven.

Het bestuur van de Werkgroep XIX kijkt er alvast naar uit om u talrijk in Antwerpen te ontvangen.