Anna Adashinskaya (New Europe College, Bucharest). “Discovering History or Spying for the Country? Russian Imperial Research Expeditions by P.N. Milyukov and N.P. Kondakov to Macedonia”
This overview of Soviet postcards for the festive winter season shows how political and economic concerns translate into some intriguing postcard designs that include World War 2 themes, the adventure of the Soviet Grandfather Frost or the Great Soviet Industry.
This event will take a fresh look at women as collectors, patrons, exhibition organisers and museum founders in Europe in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Until recently, women’s contributions in these areas has been undervalued, not keeping up with the attention and critical recognition that women artists have received. Our three speakers will consider the achievements of some extraordinary and fascinating women in the art world whose accomplishments are less well known than their male counterparts of the period, though are equally significant.
Details on the following link: https://www.academia.edu/44494348/Call_for_Papers_Space_Art_and_Architecture_Between_East_and_West_The_Revolutionary_Spirit
(click on the ‘English’ tab on the right) https://pressto.amu.edu.pl/index.php/aq/announcement/view/435
Anna Adashinskaya An acclaimed art historian, professor, museum curator, tireless traveler and reluctant spy: these were the social roles played by the pioneer of the iconographic method in Russia, Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov. Every time he needed to finance a costly expedition to distant Byzantine monuments, he faced a dilemma: to spy or not to spy? Before … Continue reading An “Ancient Argonaut” in the Service of the Empire: the Research Expeditions of Nikodim Pavlovich Kondakov
A small but lavishly decorated eighteenth-century monastery in the centre of Bucharest reveals different ideas about the conservation and promotion of historical monuments in early twentieth-century Europe and gives important lessons about the management of heritage sites today.
Our conference, Questions of Periodisation in the Art Historiographies of Central and Eastern Europe, which took place at New Europe College, Bucharest, on 29 Nov – 1 Dec 2019, was reported on by Julia Secklehner in Journal of Art Historiography: https://arthistoriography.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/julia-secklehner-on-questions-of-periodisation-in-the-art-historiographies-of-central-and-eastern-europe/
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