Seminar Networks for Art Historians – 3 March 2017

Seminar: Network Research for Art Historians: Why and How it is Important.

Led by Prof. Koenraad Brosens, University of Leuven

Respondent: Dr. Mark Westgarth, Lecturer, University of Leeds

Date & Time: Friday 3 March 2017, 3-7pm

3-4pm: Presentation by Koen Brosens
4-4.30pm: Response by Mark Westgarth
4.30-6pm: Discussion and workshop
6-7pm: Informal reception and drinks

Venue: Holden Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Cost: £10 (full price); free for students

Networking is now recognised as a key avenue for understanding how artists,
dealers and collectors interact in the art market. At the same time, it is one of the
most difficult to define- how do you determine the value of relationships? What
connections are significant for an artist or craftsman? How can we understand the
links between different groups in the art market?

For the past ten years, Koen Brosens has been working on different ways to chart
such connections, drawing on many different disciplines to construct methods of
interpreting past relationships. In his workshop, Koen will draw on his own experience to explain how his methods and database can be used by art historians, cultural historians and economic historians in their own research. Koen’s methods provide an important tool which will add to this important aspect of the study of collecting.

The nature of the workshop, bringing a small group of people to question and discuss these issues, will encourage lively debate and intense questioning.

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