Museum Archetypes and Collecting in the Ancient World

Copertina Museum Archetypes publication

Museum Archetypes and Collecting in the Ancient World

Edited by Maia Wellington Gahtan, Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici and Donatella Pegazzano,Università degli Studi di Firenze.

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Museum Archetypes and Collecting in the Ancient World offers a broad, yet detailed analysis of the phenomenon of collecting in the ancient world through a museological lens. In the last two decades this has provided a basis for exciting interdisciplinary explorations by archaeologists, art historians, and historians of the history of collecting. This compendium of essays by different specialists is the first general overview of the reasons why ancient civilizations from Archaic Greece to the Late Classical/Early Christian period amassed objects and displayed them together in public, private and imaginary contexts. It addresses the ranges of significance these proto-museological conditions gave to the objects both in sacred and secular settings.

 Conference Program

26 April 2013 – S. Jacopo in Campo Corbolini (Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici, via Faenza 43, Florence)

9:00 Introductory/Opening Salutes
Fabrizio Guarducci, Presidente Lorenzo de’ Medici
Cristina Giachi, Assessore all’Educazione, Fondi Europei, Università, Ricerca, Politiche Giovanili, Pari Opportunità, Comune di Firenze
Dora Liscia, Rappresentante area storico artistica, Dottorato in Storia delle Arti e dello Spettacolo, SAGAS, Università degli Studi di Firenze
Maia Gahtan, Direttrice, MA Museum Studies
Donatella Pegazzano, Museologia, SAGAS, Università degli Studi di Firenze

9.30 Chair: Stefano Valentini – CAMNES, Firenze

Massimiliano Franci, CAMNES, Firenze – Towards the museum: perceiving the art of “others” in the ancient Near East
Josephine Shaya, University of Wooster, Wooster, MA – Greek temple treasures in time

11.30 Chair: Cristina De Benedictis, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze

Ann Kuttner, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia – Hellenistic court `museums’, art markets and art critics
Margaret Miles, American School of Classical Studies, Athens – Collecting the past, creating the future: art displays in the Hellenistic Mediterranean
Alexandra Bounia, University of the Aegean, Mytilene, Lesvos – Collectors and aesthetes in the ancient world: contributions to museum-making

15.00 Chair: Giuseppina Carlotta Cianferoni, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Firenze

Paolo Liverani, Università degli Studi di Firenze – Collezionismo a Roma in età antica
Ida Gilda Mastrorosa, Università degli Studi di Firenze – Collezionismo, antiquariato e tendenze suntuarie nell’antica Roma
Maurizio Paoletti, Università della Calabria, Arcavacata di Rende (Cosenza) – Il relitto di Mahdia (Tunisia): il commercio di opere d’arte e il collezionismo romano in età repubblicana
Alessandra Lazzeretti, San Quirico D’Orcia – Verre, Cicerone e altri collezionisti nella Roma tardo-repubblicana

18.00 LdM (Gahtan)-UniFI (Pegazzano)
Course: Museum Origins “The Rape of Sicily”: a walk through the collection of Gaius Verres

27 April 2013 – Aula Magna (Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via Laura 48, Florence)

9.00 Chair: Vincenzo Saladino, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze

Nathaniel Jones, Yale University, New Haven – Temple inventory and fictive picture gallery: ancient painting between votive offering and artwork
Francesca Ghedini e Giulia Salvo, Università degli Studi di Padova – Case come musei: da Pompei ai Filostrati
Evelyne Prioux, CNRS, Paris – L’apporto delle fonti poetiche alla conoscenza delle dattilioteche antiche

11.30 Chair: Giandomenico De Tommaso, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze

Richard Neudecker, Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Roma – Collecting culture: statues and fragments in Roman villa gardens
Lea Stirling, University of Manitoba, Winnepeg – The opportunistic collector: sources of artwork for collections in Late Antique villas and houses
Sarah Bassett, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN – Antiquity in late antiquity: collecting and tradition in the later Roman world