Title: Hidden Networks: Women in the Asian Art Trade
Deadline: 1 July 2021
Organized by: National Museum of Asian Art (Washington D.C.) and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Berlin), in cooperation with the Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge)
Webinar series “Hidden Networks: The Trade of Asian Art”
From 2020 to 2022, the two institutions will host “Hidden Networks: The Trade of Asian Art”, a series of webinars focused on dealers and collectors of Asian art. The first event took place on Dec. 3 under the title “C.T. Loo Revisited: New Sources & Perspectives on the Market for Asian Art in the 20th Century” and focused on one of the most important dealers of Chinese and Southeast Asian art of the first half of the 20th century. This program was co-organized by the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Museum für Asiatische Kunst of the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and the Museum Rietberg in Zürich. The second webinar in March 2021 explored Yamanaka & Co., one of the most significant dealers of Asian art and antiquities in the U.S. and Europe.
Organizers are now in the process of planning the third webinar in the series “Hidden Networks: The Trade of Asian Art,” a collaboration between the National Museum of Asian Art (Washington D.C.) and the Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Berlin), in cooperation with the Harvard Art Museums (Cambridge). This program, which will take place in September, will explore the impact that women dealers, collectors, curators, and collection advisors had on the study and acquisition of Asian art by museums. The webinar will explore historic individuals, rather than living women.
Have you completed a project focused on a female collector, dealer, or collection advisor, and are you interested in presenting your research? Projects can be narrow in focus, exploring the impact of a single person, or broad in nature, considering the general influence of women in our field.
If you are interested in presenting in this program, please fill out this form by Thursday July 1.
The “Hidden Networks: The Trade of Asian Art” series will conclude with a multi-day symposium on new research in Asian art provenance in Washington, D.C., in 2022.