From London to Vienna and Central Europe: Museums of Art & Design in the Habsburg Empire

It is well known that the South Kensington Museum provided the model for the establishment of museums of design and industry across Austria-Hungary. Yet how closely were its practices emulated, and how did they change once the idea of the design museum encountered local priorities and contexts? This workshop brings together curators and researchers from museums in the former Habsburg territories with researchers from the Leverhulme-funded project Exhibiting National and Imperial Identities at the University of Birmingham to discuss this question. Miklós Székely, research fellow of the insititue will present his recent researches on the Museum of Industry of Kolozsvár/Cluj Napoca (1887-1918). For the program please click here

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Restoring Art Nouveau

As part of the project Sustainable protection and promotion of the Art Nouveau heritage in the Danube region, the Budapest Museum of Applied Arts is pleased to invite you and your partner to the conference and workshop Restoring Art Nouveau. Mr. József Sisa, former director of our institute will chair the morning session. In the conference section, experts from many fields will present examples of successful Art Nouveau building restorations and the protection of Art Nouveau heritage at various points in the Danube region, while the workshops deal with technical questions of restoration.




Modern Capitals and Historical Peripheries

Gábor György Papp, research fellow of our institute is going to present his paper entitled Otto Wagner and the National Architecture in Hungary at the international conference Modern Capitals and Historical Peripheries - Central Europe from the Perspective of Contested Modernities organised by the Institute of Philosophy, Research Centre for the Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences within the framework of the bilateral research project of the Lithuanian and Hungarian Academies of Sciences on Saturday, October 20th, 2017; 4 Tóth Kálmán Street, 1097 Budapest. For the full programme of the event and abstracts please click here.


The Image of the Roma in Art History

The conference aims at discussing the image of the Roma in the history of art, in order to yield an overview from the earliest identified depiction of the Roma to the twentieth century. The conference examines the modes of representations developed by European artists to depict the Roma foreigners in European cities, first by the Northern German, and later the European Renaissance and Baroque art traditions; and it discusses the development of the specific iconographical types, in order to show theprocesses of differentiation, othering, demonization and abjectification in European visual history. The panels of the conference on the 19th and 20th century put a special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe. We hope that this event will lead to a paradigmatic change in the research and interpretation of Roma representation in art.

The conference is organised by the Goethe-Institut Budapest, the Visual Art Section of RomArchive – Digital Archive of the Roma, the Research Group of Critical Theories at the Institute of Art History of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and the European Roma Cultural Foundation. Conference Venue: Goethe-Institut Budapest (Ráday u. 58. Budapest) The language of the event is English. Presentations in German in Session 1 will be translated into Hungarian. For the conference program please click here

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