Sacred Possessions? Italy and Collecting Religious Art, 1500-1900
A conference organized by the Bibliotheca Hertziana - Max Planck Institute for Art
History and the Getty Research Institute in cooperation with the American
Academy in Rome.
The conference will be held at the American Academy in Rome, June 19-21, 2007.
This conference explores the collecting of religious art in and of Italy as a special
case within the broader study of collecting. The guiding questions for this endeavor
include: How does the religious, devotional, spiritual content of art affect the ways
in which it is collected? Do religious significance and/or function in the production
of a work of art make a difference in its subsequent collection? What changes ?
social, confessional, intellectual, political ? have had an impact on the collecting of
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