Sunday, May 31, 2009

Collecting & Display

in collaboration with The British Institute of Florence & Florence University of the Arts

Summer Conference*

Collecting East & West

*25-29 June 2009, Florence, Italy*

*Preliminary Programme*

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*Thursday 25 June, *

1930* *Aperitivo at *St Mark’s English church in Via Maggio 16*

*Friday 26 June, *

9.30* *Registration at *The British Institute of Florence, Lungarno Guicciardini 9*

10.00 Welcome

10.30 Introduction to the conference theme East & West

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11.00* East meets West: Antiquity and Antiquities*

· Allison Karmel Thomason: /Occidentalism in Ancient Assyria/ (title tbc)

· William Stenhouse: /Greek Antiquities between East and West in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Century/

· Patrick Michel: /Le comte de Choiseul-Gouffier ou la quete de l’antique/

13.00 Lunch break

1430 *The West: New Worlds of Knowledge*

· Adriana Turpin /Exotica and their role in the display of the Tribuna/

· Angela Catalina Ghionea: /Products of American Arid and Semi-arid Lands in the Italian Renaissance: Trading Knowledge, Herbs, Food, and Drugs/

· Silvia Davoli: /East and West in the Cernuschi Museum and the influences of Giambattista Vico/

1530 Tea

1600* The East in the West: Oriental Collections in France*

· Corinne Thepaut-Cabasset: /The Exotic at the Court of Louis XIV/ (title tbc)

· Constance Bienaime: /From Curiosity to Knowledge: Bertin’s Chinese Collection/

*Saturday 27 June, *

*0930 Florence University of the Arts*

*The East in English Collections *

· Helen Hughes: /Displaying the Oriental in Jacobean England, c. 1616/

· Andrew Moore: /The Paston Treasure/

· Michelle Ying-Ling Huang: /Early Collections of Chinese Painting at the British Museum/

· Francesco Civita: /Japanese Armour in the Stibbert Collection/ (title tbc)

· Robert Elgood: /Edward VII and the collecting of Islamic weapons in the late 19^th century/

1300 Lunch break

*1430 The East in the North: Oriental Collections in the Netherlands and Sweden*

· Lisa Skogh: “/Exotica” in the Collection of Hedwig Eleonore of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp (1636-1715) and the Influence of Adam Olearius (1603-1671)/

· Joy Kearney: /Influences of Asia on Dutch Culture and Society in the 17th Century /

*2000 *Conference Dinner

*Sunday 28 June*

09.00 Visit to the *Bargello*

15.00 Visit to the *Stibbert Collection*

*Monday 29 June*

10.00 Visit to *Villa I Tatti*

1500 Visit to the exhibition /Galileo. Images of the Universe from Antiquity to the Telescope/ at *Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi*

With thanks to St. Mark’s English Church of Florence, The National Sculpture Museum at the Bargello, The Stibbert Collection, Villa I Tatti, the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, and the Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco for their collaboration.



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