Chicago, CAA Annual Conference, February 12 - 15, 2014, Deadline: May 6, 2013
Maintaining the Past: Collecting and Collectors in 21st Century Museums
This session will examine the preservation of historical museum
collections, the role of archival research in protecting the integrity
of the history of collecting, and the scholarly publication of
evidence-based, art historical analysis related to collection
Topics might include: Do museums have a responsibility to
document their own history? How has the curatorial practice of
collecting influenced the development of the art historical record? How
have museums maintained the archival history of their own pasts?
How—and when—do art historians and curators publish research on serious
collectors and donors in order to establish a scholarly record of the
past? Is de-accessioning a legitimate practice? Are there legal
guidelines for managing this process? What practices need to exist in
order to maintain the integrity of historical documentation regardless
of the art historical tastes and predilections of any particular era?
If you are interested in the history of collecting and collectors,
please consider submitting a proposal for the 2014 College Art
Association conference in Chicago.
Organizers: Janet Whitmore, Harrington College of Design, Chicago; and
Gabriel P. Weisberg, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com .
The deadline for submitting an abstract is May 6, 2013. The form for
submitting an abstract can be found at:
Dr. EMAD HANI ISMAEEL