• Neuchâtel

    Lecture series - History

    Manufacturers and merchants : making and exporting clocks and other luxury goods in the 18th century

    Roger Smith is an independent historian who was educated at the University of London. He was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 2006. He is chiefly interested in the organisation of the manufacture and sale of clocks, watches and related luxury articles in the eighteenth century, including international aspects like the migration of craftsmen. He has done much research into the Anglo-Swiss watchmaking firm of Vulliamy of London, and is currently working on a major study of James Cox and his competitors in the trade in clocks and watches from Western Europe to Asia. As well as publishing extensively on such topics, he has acted as historical adviser to museums and auction houses, including the loan exhibition SingSong, Treasures from the Forbidden City at the Museum Speelklok, Utrecht in 2010-11.

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  • Call for papers - Representation

    Travelling People, travelling objects

    The reception of Swiss art in the context of the eighteenth-century European Grand Tour

    In 2018, a special issue of the Zeitschrift für Schweizerische Archäologie und Kunst (ZAK) will be dedicated to Swiss art in the eighteenth century. Focusing on the context of European travel culture, the issue will address the various ways in which Grand Tourists perceived, purchased, and collected Swiss art objects during and after their travels. This perspective will help to gain new insight into the distribution and reception of Swiss art in eighteenth-century Europe.

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  • Guebwiller

    Conference, symposium - History

    Wall paintings in Alsace in the heart of the Upper Rhine (Middle Ages to the present day)

    Wall painting research group international conference

    La peinture murale alsacienne demeure méconnue. Du Moyen-Âge à nos jours, de nombreux décors, figurés ou ornementaux, témoignent cependant de la richesse de ce patrimoine, ce que confirment plusieurs découvertes récentes. La position transfrontalière de l’Alsace est également un axe fort autour duquel s’articulent différentes problématiques telles que les transferts iconographiques et stylistiques ou encore la mobilité des artistes au sein du Rhin supérieur. L’étude d’exemples suisses et allemands permet de mettre ces questions en relief tant au niveau régional qu’international. 

    Le Groupe de Recherches sur la Peinture Murale (GRPM : www.grpm.asso.fr), en partenariat avec les Dominicains de Haute-Alsace et la Communauté des communes de la région de Guebwiller, vous propose de dresser un bilan des connaissances et d’ouvrir des perspectives de recherche et de valorisation des peintures monumentales.

    La Ville de Guebwiller, Ville d’art et d’histoire, accueille ces rencontres internationales aux Domincains de Guebwiller et au château de la Neuenbourg.


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