Projects

RESEARCH AND PUBLICATION PROJECTS

Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy
Symbolic Capital? Prices at the Louvre around 1800
In early 1810 the French government passed a law requiring all state museums to systematically list their complete holdings.

Dr. Dorothee Wimmer
Art Theft – Art Market – Art Propaganda:
The material and ideological appropriation of Rembrandt under National Socialism

This research project, centering on the material and ideological appropriation of Rembrandt under National Socialism, analyzes the interdependence between propaganda and the trade in works by Rembrandt in the “Third Reich”, comparing this to the periods before and after the period of National Socialism.

Dr. Johannes Nathan
The Art Market Dictionary – AMD

The AMD is the first encompassing dictionary on the art market and its historic development. Published in English, the AMD will provide invaluable access to information on the trade’s principal agents such as auction houses, commercial galleries, art dealers and advisors.

Dr. des. Lukas Fuchsgruber
The Founding of the Auction House Hôtel Drouot 1852 in Paris

In 1852, the newly erected auction house Hôtel Drouot opened its doors to the public. Here, the Association of Auctioneers proceeded with the sale of artworks, furniture, decorative art, fashion, and curiosities.

COOPERATION PROJECTS

German-French Research Programme 2018-2019
Art Market and Art Collecting from 1900 to the Present in Germany and France
The German-French Research Programme 2018–2019 “Art Market and Art Collecting from 1900 to the Present in Germany and France” was organised by the Forum Kunst und Markt / Centre for Art Market Studies at TU Berlin and the Centre Georg Simmel at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in collaboration with the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris. The German-French Research Programme 2018–2019 was funded by the UFA/DFH.

The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics – States and Markets
Berlin, November 16–18, 2017
The international conference “The Global Power of Private Museums: Arts and Publics – States and Markets” was organised by the Forum Kunst und Markt / Centre for Art Market Studies at TU Berlin in cooperation with the Forum Transregionale Studien c/o Institute for Advanced Study, Berlin, and its research programme Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices. The conference was funded by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.

ASSOCIATED RESEARCH PROJECTS

Dr. Elisabeth Furtwängler
Repertory: The French Art Market During during German Occupation in World War II

Dr. Christine Howald
TEAA – Tracing East Asian Art
The forced opening of East Asia in the mid-nineteenth century suddenly opened an enormous market of original art treasures, setting off a wildfire of euphoria for asiatica in the West. The present research project contrasts the international actors and their transnational networks, both of which influenced the Western engagement with the art of the Far East.

Dr. Christoph Rausch
Better than Gold? Art in Storage Spaces of the 21st Century