The Centre for Historical Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin is pleased to invite you to the online conference:
Collection, Modernism and Social Identity. Art Collecting in Europe Between 1880-1940
15th - 17th September 2021
The event will be held in English and broadcast online via Zoom. Streaming live without registration will be available on the Facebook page of the Centre for Historical Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences (CBH PAN) in Berlin.
The end of the 19th century has opened a new chapter in the history of art collecting. For centuries collecting had been mainly perceived as the privilege of royalty and nobility. The era of industrialization followed by significant social changes led to shifts in power, both in politics and culture. A new class arose in Europe –the bourgeoisie. Collecting enabled members of the bourgeoisie to gain access to the circles of art lovers in the higher ranks of society. This practice had, in general, an imitative character, but at the same time, each collection was unique and therefore often used as a means of distinguishing oneself. Many of the collections functioned as instruments by which merchants and bankers showed their status and created a distinctive identity to differentiate themselves from the traditional aristocratic collectors.
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