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Advertisement Cataloguing Project at The Burlington Magazine


Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following announcement:

The Monument Trust has just granted The Burlington Magazine their generous financial support to catalogue digitally all past and present advertisements 1903-2013, which will be freely available through the Burlington Index Website.

As you probably know, the advertisements placed by art dealers in The Burlington Magazine since 1903 (a data bank of circa 90,000 images) are an unexplored source for the study of the art market and its contribution to art history. Thet supplement directories to reveal the locations of galleries and are an essential tool for mapping the expansion of the commercial art world during the twentieth century. They also include photographs, providing visual evidence of stock held by dealers. Finally, and most importantly, these images provide important evidence of untraced works of art and their whereabouts at a given moment: the digitisation of these resources will greatly aid provenance research. Continue reading

Programme: The Art Press in the Twentieth Century


The final programme of the conference ‘The Art Press in the Twentieth Century’ has just been released. See below for more details. To register for the conference please see the conference website.

The Art Press in the Twentieth Century: History, criticism and the art market in magazines and journals

A one-day conference organised by Sotheby’s Institute of Art and The Burlington Magazine, 1st February 2013 at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EE

SESSION 1: 1890–1929

Chaired by Ysanne Holt (University of Northumbria) and Barbara Pezzini (The Burlington Magazine)

Meaghan Clarke (University of Sussex) – The art press at the fin-de-siècle: women, collecting and connoisseurship

Yu-Jen Liu (Academia Sinica) – Art, reproduction and the market: the politics and poetics of Chinese art illustration 1908–11

Poppy Sfakianaki (University of Crete) – Promoting the value(s) of Modernism: the interviews of Tériade and Zervos with art dealers in Cahiers d’art, 1927–28 Continue reading