Note su Filippo Maria Visconti committente

Magister

ARTICLE: Stefania Buganza, Note su Filippo Maria Visconti committente d’arte, in Il ducato di Filippo Maria Visconti, 1412-1447. Economia, politica, cultura, a cura di Federica Cengarle e Maria Nadia Covini, Firenze 2015, pp. 247-284 (Firenze University Press).

Filippo Maria Visconti e Sant’Eustorgio

ARTICLE: Marta Maria Gabriella Pozzi, Un nuovo capitolo per la committenza di Filippo Maria Visconti: la cappella di San Martino in Sant’Eustorgio a Milano, in Arte Lombarda, n.s., 178, 2016, 3, pp. 23-38, figg. 6-10 (a colori).

Sammeln, Kopieren, Verbreiten

CONFERENCE: Sammeln, Kopieren, Verbreiten. Zur Buchkultur der Kartäuser gestern und heute, Kartause Ittingen, Warth (Switzerland), 13. bis 16. Juli 2017.

Ein gemeinsames Projekt der Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau, der Stiftung Kartause Ittingen und des Ittinger Museums Schriftkultur und Bibliotheken haben die Lebensweise der Kartäusermönche seit der Ordensgründung massgeblich geprägt. Produktion von Texten, Umgang mit Büchern und Textstudien waren in den Kartausen zu jeder Zeit bedeutsam. In Zusammenhang mit der Produktion und Nutzung der Bücher stellen sich viele Fragen, denen der Kartäuserkongress 2017 nachgeht.

Referentinnen und Referenten aus ganz Europa widmen sich in Ihren Beiträgen diversen Aspekten der Buchkultur der Kartäuser, vom architektonischen Aufbau der Kartäuserbibliotheken über neuzeitliche Bibliothekskataloge bis hin zur digitalen Zusammenführung und Präsentation einzelner Sammlungen. Die Veranstaltung richtet sich an Spezialisten und interessierte Laien.

Programm

Donnerstag, 13. Juli 2017
Bibliothekskataloge
* Hanspeter Marti (CH), Profane Literatur in der Bibliothek der Kartause Ittingen im beginnenden 18. Jahrhundert
* Matthias Eifler (DE), Buchkultur und Studienpraxis in der Erfurter Kartause im Spätmittelalter
* Harald Goder (DE), Bemerkungen zur Bibliothek der Kartause Koblenz im18. Jahrhundert
* Sylvain Excoffon (FR), La bibliothèque et l’histoire de la chartreuse du Val-Saint-Hugon à travers ses codices (fin du XII e – début du XIII e siècle)
* Meta Niederkorn (AT), Lectio divina, Artes liberales, Medizin und Agricultur: Was und wie wird in Kartausen niedergeschrieben und /oder kommentiert unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der «Artes liberales»
* Coralie Zermatten (DE), Bibliotheca Cartusiana: Über Schriften und Autoren des Kartäuserordens.

Freitag, 14. Juli 2017
Schreiben und Lesen in Kartäuserbibliotheken
* Magda Fischer (DE), Buch und Lektüre in der Kartause Freiburg im 18. Jahrhundert
* Peter Thissen (NL), Vie cachée? A seventeenth-century Carthusian monk’s reading, publishing and networking: Peter Mallants
* Felix Ackermann (CH), Schreiben und Buchkultur im18. Jahrhundert: Der Ittinger Prior Antonius von Seilern (1702 –1793)
* Hermann Josef Roth (DE), Ψυχής ιατρέιον – Klosterbibliothek: Buch und Kabinettstück
* Tonino Ceravolo (IT), Verloren und «wiedergefunden»: Die Bücher der Bibliothek der Kartause von Serra San Bruno nach dem Erdbeben von 1783
* Maria Teresa Claur Hernandez (ES), Über die Inhalte der Kartäuserbibliothek von Calci in Pisa.

Kartäuserbibliotheken im digitalen Zeitalter
* Christoph Flüeler (CH), Von der Kartause ins Internet
* Carmen Cardelle, Helena Müller (CH), Die Bibliothek der Basler Kartause: eine Projektvorstellung
* Gerhard Schlegel (DE), Zu Inkunabeln aus drei ehemaligen Thurgauer Klöstern in Rostock
* Ursula Stampfer (AT), Die Handschriftensammlung der Kartause Allerengelberg in Schnals – eine virtuelle Rekonstruktion
* Katarina Šter (SI), Travelling Carthusian music manuscripts Die Illustrationen stammen aus der Ittinger Handschrift Agio Melos (1640 –1642), welche heute in der Kantonsbibliothek Thurgau (Sig. Y 243) aufbewahrt wird.

Samstag, 15. Juli 2017
Architektur von Kartäuserbibliotheken
* Bruno Kammann (DE), Die Bibliothek der Kartäuser von St. Barbara in Köln
* Corrado Lampe (IT), Le due Biblioteche della Certosa di San Martino
* Patrick Fiska (AT), Die barocke Bibliothek der Kartause Gaming als zentrales. Repräsentationsprojekt zwischen Kloster und Welt
* Elke Nagel (DE), Bibliotheksräume in Kartausen.

Ausgewählte Bestände in Kartäuserbibliotheken
* Marianne Luginbühl (CH), Die Bibliothek der Kartause Ittingen im Zeichen der Gegenreformation
* Rosa Micus (DE), Der Katechismus in der Bibliothek der ehemaligen Kartause Prüll bei Regensburg (1484–1803).

Rahmenprogramm: Führung durch die aktuelle Ausstellung des Ittinger Museums zum Thema «Wein und Wohlstand» mit Felix Ackermann, Kurator
* Mikhail Khorkov (RU), Rationales Wissen und mystische Theologie im Kartäuserkloster Salvatorberg in Erfurt im15. Jahrhundert
* Balázs Nemes (DE), Spannungsreiche Ordnungen im Text-Raum Bibliothek: ‹Mystische› Texte im Bibliothekskatalog und im Gebrauch der Erfurter Kartäuser
* Georg Wehse (DE), Die Bibliotheksbestände der Provinz Alemannia Inferior in vergleichender Perspektive
* Nad’a Labancová (SK), Zur Buchkultur der Peripherie am Beispiel der Zipser Kartausen
* Mija Oter Gorencic (SI), Zu den Bibliotheken und Handschriften in den mittelalterlichen Kartäuserklöstern im heutigen Slowenien.

Sonntag, 16. Juli 2017
Öffentlicher Abschluss
Ökumenischer Gottesdienst mit gregorianischen Gesängen der Choralschola St.Nikolaus in der Klosterkirche.

Mehr Informationen

Morgan: Mind of the Collector

JP-Morgan

CONFERENCE: Morgan: Mind of the Collector, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT, 10 – 11 November 2017.

J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) spent over twenty years travelling the globe to amass the largest collection of art and cultural artifacts of his time. Estimated to have exceeded 20,000 works of art, Morgan’s collections represent a broad historical and geographic range of art and cultural artifacts. Acting on his father’s wishes, J.P. Morgan’s son, Jack, donated more than 1,350 works collected by his father to the Wadsworth Atheneum in his native Hartford.

The Wadsworth Atheneum will mark the centennial anniversary of Morgan’s gift and its historical impact with an exhibition, Morgan: Mind of the Collector. The Wadsworth Atheneum will host an international symposium in conjunction with the exhibition to reexamine and showcase the latest research about Morgan’s collection and how he shaped the identity of the collector in the modern age.

PROGRAM

10 November 2017
Introduction
* Neil Harris (University of Chicago), Morgan the Collector.

Session 1: Morgan and the Biblical Lands
Chair: Steven Tinney (University of Pennsylvania)
* Yelena Rakic (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Discovering the Ancient Near East
* Lyle Humphrey (North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh), Morgan in Egypt
* John Bidwell (Morgan Library & Museum, New York), Morgan’s Bibles.

Session 2: The Romance of History
Chair: Christine Brennan (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
* Christine Brennan (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Morgan and Medieval Art
* Roger Wieck (Morgan Library & Museum, New York), Morgan and Manuscripts.

11 November 2017
Session 3: Building a Beautiful Life
Chair: Colin Bailey, Director (Morgan Library & Museum)
* Wolfram Koeppe (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Gold and Garnets: A Love of Precious Objects
* Linda Roth (Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford), Prince’s Gate, London
* Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), From Gilded Age Interior to Renaissance Palazzo: Morgan’s New York House.

Session 4: The Politics of Collecting: The Global Network
Chair: Inge Reist (Center for the History of Collecting at the Frick)
* Catherine Scallen (Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland), Turning to the Experts
* Jennifer Tonkovich (Morgan Library & Museum, New York), Morgan’s experts and dealers in London and Europe
* Barbara Pezzini (National Gallery, London), Collecting British Paintings.

Session 5: Crafting a Legacy
Chair: Jennifer Tonkovich (Morgan Library & Museum, New York)
* Charlotte Vignon (Frick Collection, New York), Morgan and Duveen: The Formation and Dispersal of a Collection
* Jo Briggs (Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore), Morgan and His Fellow American Collectors.

Source: H-ArtHist

Curator, BL Early Modern Collections

JOB: Curator, Early Modern Collections at the British Library, London.

The British Library is recruiting for a Curator of Early Modern Collections. This is a full time, fixed term position, for six months. Full details of the post and how to apply can be found here.

As Curator of Early Modern Collections, you will assist lead curators in the Department of Western Heritage Collections with preparations for an exhibition on 16th-century British History to be held at the British Library in 2020–21. You will also use your specialist knowledge to catalogue early modern manuscripts and will help to interpret and present the Library’s early modern collections through online resources and engagement with academic and general users.

With a post-graduate degree, or equivalent, in 16th-century British history, you will have research experience using early modern manuscripts and printed books and a personal area of expertise relevant to the British Library’s collection. Strong palaeographical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to promote the collections to a wide range of audiences are essential.

The deadline for applications is 11 July 2017. And interviews will be held on 20 July 2017.

Read more

Nuove ricerche sulla storia dell’arte pavese

CONFERENCE: Nuove ricerche sulla storia dell’arte a Pavia e in Certosa, Pavia, San Tommaso, Cappella Bottigella, 30 giugno 2017.

Mattina
* Luigi Carlo Schiavi (Università di Pavia), Introduzione
* Filippo Gemelli (Università di Pavia), La canonica di San Michele di Pavia
* Alessandra Poldi Allai e Alessandro Pina (Università di Pavia), La chiesa di San Colombano di Pavia: alcune considerazioni sulla storia e sull’elevato
* Eleonora Casarotti (Università di Pavia), Su un capitello altomedievale del Museo Archeologico dell’Università di Pavia: primi risultati di un’analisi tipologica
* Gianpaolo Angelini (Università di Pavia), Un museo per il Medioevo pavese: Bruno Ravasi e l’allestimento della sezione medievale del Castello Visconteo di Pavia
* Carlo Cairati (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano), Il marchio sulla città. I Visconti e la decorazione delle domus pavesi al tramonto del Gotico
* Paola Strada (Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti, Paesaggio, Milano), I misconosciuti affreschi della Collegiata di Casei Gerola.

Pomeriggio
* Pier Luigi Mulas (Università di Pavia), Introduzione
* Massimo Medica (Musei Civici d’Arte Antica, Bologna), Un codice miniato visconteo ancora poco noto: il Cicerone della Biblioteca Nacional di Madrid
* Chiara Matelli e Beatrice Spairani (Università di Pavia), Novità sulla miniatura pavese del ’400
* Chiara Copes (Università di Pavia), Ionografia dell’affresco di San Primo
* Stefania Buganza (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano), Il cantiere della Certosa di Pavia in età viscontea: novità e riflessioni
* Marco Tanzi (Università del Salento, Lecce), Per la scultura lombarda del Rinascimento: l’enigma dei Capitoli
* Marco Albertario (Accademia di Belle Arti Tadini, Lovere), Alcune note sulla produzione artistica a Pavia tra Quattro e Cinquecento.

J. Paul Getty Life and Legacy

Getty

EXHIBITION: J. Paul Getty Life and Legacy, The Getty Center, Los Angeles, September 27, 2016–Ongoing.

This permanent installation tells the story of J. Paul Getty, the businessman and art collector who used the bulk of his wealth to create the arts institution that bears his name. Considered the world’s richest man in the 1950s and 60s, Getty made his fortune in the oil business. Upon his death in 1976 he bequeathed his estate to his small namesake museum, along with a remarkably broad directive.

Accordingly, the J. Paul Getty Trust was created, the world’s largest cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. The installation includes objects that Getty collected personally, and a digital interactive experience that visitors can use to learn about his life, business dealings, and establishment of the Trust and the Museum.

Read more

The Book Index

CONFERENCE: The Book Index, Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Oxford, 22 – 23 June 2017.

This two-day symposium takes a timely opportunity to consider how the index – the foremost finding aid of the physical book – shaped reading and scholarly method over the last 800 years.

Programme

Thursday, 22 June 2017
Session 1 (Chair: Dennis Duncan)
* James Mussell (Leeds), ‘The indexes of some periodicals are good, but those of the many are bad’: Indexing Periodicals in the Nineteenth Century
* Liangyu Fu (Michigan), Indexing Science Translations in Nineteenth-Century China
* Florence Hsia (Wisconsin-Madison), Cutting Corners: The Problem of Indexing Chinese.

Session 2 (Chair: Olivia Smith)
* Florian Ehrensperger (UBC), Backstairs to Philosophy: Heidegger and Cassirer on Indexing
* Angela Carr (New School), The Index as Genre and the Lucretian Swerve.

Session 3 (Chair: Dennis Duncan)
* Ann Kingdom, Ann Hudson, Paula Clarke Bain, Pilar Wyman, Janice Rayment (Society of Indexers), Indexing Now.

Session 4 (Chair: Emily Steiner)
* Kyle Conrau-Lewis (Yale), Indexing and Appropriation: Valerius Maximus as Sermon Fodder
* James Freeman (Cambridge), ‘Towards acquaintance with following table’: The Earliest Indexes to Ranulph Higden’s Polychronicon.

Keynote (Chair: James Freeman)
* Emily Steiner (UPenn), Alphabetical Logic: John Trevisa’s Index to the Polychronicon.

Friday, 23 June 2017
Session 5 (Chair: Abigail Williams)
* Shef Rogers (Otago), The Eighteenth-Century Satiric Literary Index as a Measure of Cultural Authority
* Sean Silver (Michigan), John Locke and the Cognitive Index.

Session 6 (Chair: David Cram)
* Philip Tromans (De Montfort), Indexing America: Knowledge, Propaganda and Richard Hakluyt
* Nikolaus Weichselbaumer (Mainz), Indexes to Legal Commentaries in Early Print.

Session 7 (Chair: Adam Smyth)
* Eve Houghton (Yale), ‘Overmeasure’: The Indexes of Francis Daniel Pastorius
* Tom Clayton (Princeton), The Temple at The Gilded Lion: Revisiting George Herbert’s Index.

Keynote (Chair: Dennis Duncan)
* Ann Blair (Harvard), Indexing, liberal; Indexing, mechanical.

Read more

J. P. Gumbert’s library at CSMC

NEWS: J. P. Gumbert’s library at the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), Hamburg.

Thanks to the generous support of Universität Hamburg, the CSMC was able to purchase an important section of the late Professor Johan Peter Gumbert’s (1936-2016) private book collection. The works on codicology and palaeography with many handwritten notes of Gumbert will soon be available at the CSMC library as the “Gumbert special collection”.

Learn more about CSMC

The James H. Marrow Research Travel Fund

Marrow

GRANT: The James H. Marrow Research Travel Fund, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

The fund has been established in honour of Professor James H. Marrow, Honorary Keeper of Northern Illuminated Manuscripts at the Fitzwilliam Museum and Professor Emeritus of Art History at Princeton University, to provide financial assistance for students and independent scholars who need to travel to the Fitzwilliam Museum in order to undertake short term research on its collection of illuminated manuscripts.

The deadline for applications is Monday 31 July 2017. For details of eligibility and an application form, please email The James Marrow Fund.

Read more

Ruptures archivistiques

CONFERENCE - Ruptures archivistiques : de nouvelles archives pour de nouveaux usages ? (VIIIe-XIXe siècle), Institut de recherche et d’histoire des textes (IRHT), Centre Félix-Grat, 40 avenue d’Iéna (salle Jeanne-Vielliard), Paris, 7 Juin 2017.

Organisatrices: Isabelle Bretthauer (chercheuse associée à l’IRHT) et Marlène Helias-Baron (ingénieure de recherche à l’IRHT).

Cette journée d’étude, du mercredi 7 juin, vient clore le travail mené dans le cadre du séminaire « Administrer par l’écrit » consacré en 2016-2017 aux « Inventions et réinventions d’archives ». Elle se concentre sur les moments de « rupture archivistique » du haut Moyen Âge jusqu’au XIXe siècle (comptes rendus en ligne sur www.admecrit.hypotheses.org).

Cette journée d’étude, du mercredi 7 juin, vient clore le travail mené dans le cadre du séminaire « Administrer par l’écrit » consacré en 2016-2017 aux « Inventions et réinventions d’archives ». Elle se concentre sur les moments de « rupture archivistique » du haut Moyen Âge jusqu’au XIXe siècle (comptes rendus en ligne sur www.admecrit.hypotheses.org).

Programme

* Laurent Feller (Université Paris 1-Lamop) et Pauline Lemaigre-Gaffier (Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-DYPAC), Présentation du projet « Administrer par l’écrit »
* Nicolas Schapira (Université Paris X-Nanterre-CHISCO), Introduction.

Les ruptures archivistiques dans le temps long : approches générales
* Filippo de Vivo (Birkbeck, University of London), Ruptures archivistiques, ruptures historiographiques. Réflexions à partir d’un projet récent sur l’Italie entre Moyen Âge et Âge Moderne.

Études de cas, époques médiévale et moderne
* Maria Pia Donato (CNRS-IHMC), Un arsenal pour l’Empire ? Reconfigurations et ruptures des Archives sous Napoléon 1809-1814 
* Clémence Revest (CNRS-Centre Roland Mousnier), Un retour sur le programme collectif Écritures grises, entre archivage du travail administratif et production d’instruments archivistiques.

Études de cas, époques médiévale et moderne
* Claire de Cazanove (Université Paris 1-Lamop), Étudier les ruptures archivistiques sans archives ? 
* Anne-Laure Alard-Bonhoure (Université Paris 1-Lamop), Les mutations archivistiques à l’abbaye de Saint-Martin de Pontoise (1320-1490) : entre spécialisation et hybridation du réseau documentaire 
* Guillaume Gaudin (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès-Framespa), Nouveau Monde, archives nouvelles. Les ruptures archivistiques dans la monarchie hispanique à partir du xvie siècle.

En savoir plus

Per Omnia Litora

CONFERENCE: Per Omnia Litora. Interazioni artistiche, politiche e commerciali lungo le rotte del Mediterraneo tra XIV e XV secolo, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, Palazzo della Carovana (Sala Azzurra), Piazza dei Cavalieri,  9 – 10 giugno 2017. A cura di: Alessandro Diana e Caterina Fioravanti.

Delineare una geografia dei centri di cultura e produzione artistica del Mediterraneo all’alba della prima età moderna implica necessariamente una riconsiderazione dei rapporti politici e commerciali intercorsi lungo le sue sponde fra i piccoli e grandi potentati regionali: dall’Aragona all’Egitto mamelucco, dagli imperi coloniali italiani di Genova e Venezia al Maghreb, fino alla multiforme realtà egea, che vedeva contrapposti i signori dell’Oriente latino al sempre più esangue impero bizantino stremato dall’incalzante avanzata turca.

È in questo frangente che eventi traumatici come le «crociate tardive», in risposta all’espansionismo ottomano, fornirono per converso inusitati momenti di incontro e confronto culminati, ad esempio, in occasione del Concilio di Ferrara-Firenze. La compilazione di carte nautiche e portolani sempre più aggiornati incrementò la mobilità di persone e oggetti favorendo la grande rivoluzione marittima che scosse il Mediterraneo fra Trecento e Quattrocento, preludio alle grandi esplorazioni geografiche transoceaniche dei secoli successivi e del progressivo decadimento degli antichi empori mediterranei a favore dei porti dell’Europa settentrionale.

Le giornate di studio Mediterranea nascono dalla volontà di esaminare la complessità delle relazioni culturali che animarono le coste mediterranee in un periodo compreso tra la fine della peste nera e il definitivo collasso della civiltà bizantina. Un secolo trasversale, contraddistinto dalla proficua reciprocità di interazioni fra diplomatici, ecclesiastici, mercanti, umanisti e soprattutto artisti, che veicolarono con i loro spostamenti la diffusione di nuovi linguaggi, dalla Catalogna alla Dalmazia fino a Cipro, dando luogo così anche a fenomeni di ibridazione del lessico figurativo.

PROGRAMMA

Venerdì 9 giugno 2017
* Claudio Ciociola (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Saluti
* Alessandro Dianae Caterina Fioravanti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Introduzione.

I sessione – Per Omnia Litora
Presidenza: Massimo Ferretti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
* Sebastiano Gentile (Università degli Studi di Cassino), La riscoperta di Tolomeo nel Quattrocento: fra umanisti, cartografi, pittori e navigatori
* Clario Di Fabio (Università degli Studi di Genova), Le vie dell’ordinario. Genova, il Tirreno e il Mediterraneo nel XIV secolo. Casi artistici e questioni di metodo
* Davide Baldi (Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbona), Il Concilio di Firenze: concilio di lingue e di popoli
* Marco Pellegrini (Università degli Studi di Bergamo), Un’età di “crociate tardive”. Oriente e Occidente tra XIV e XV secolo.

Sabato 10 giugno 2017
II sessione – Ab Occasu Solis
Presidenza: Alessandro Diana (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
* Massimo Ferretti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Qualche esempio di circolazione tirrenica nella pittura del Trecento a Pisa
* Caterina Fioravanti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Giuliano fiorentino. Un artista viajero tra Firenze e la Spagna nella prima metà del Quattrocento
* Giuseppe Petralia (Università di Pisa), Sicilia e Mezzogiorno aragonesi: congiuntura economica e struttura degli scambi mediterranei
* Luca Palozzi (University of Edinburgh), Storia e geografia eccentriche della scultura italiana: l’Adriatico nel tardo Medioevo
* Marco Collareta (Università di Pisa), L’oro della Serenissima. Uno sguardo verso est.

III sessione – Ad Orientem
Presidenza: Caterina Fioravanti (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)
* Antonio Musarra (Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Firenze), Rotte, scali ed equipaggi nel Levante mediterraneo. Note dai registri di bordo genovesi (1350-1460 ca.)
* Alessandro Diana (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa), Le vie dell’antiquaria nel Mediterraneo orientale: percezione e recezione delle antichità greche fra XIV e XV secolo
* Michele Bacci (Université de Fribourg), Interazioni artistiche lungo le vie d’acqua del Levante mediterraneo
* Gerhard Wolf (Kunsthistorisches Institutin Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut), Litora et limina: il Mediterraneo e le storie dell’arte – veicoli, rotte, metodi.

Per saperne di più