Call for Papers

21 11 2019



Call for Papers


In March the UVA is closing her four-year research project, funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) and the Netherlands Association of Corporate Art Collections (VBCN) on corporate collecting in the Netherlands with a conference.

This project, Corporate collections as emerging heritage: Art market dynamics, corporate strategies, and public support for the arts focused on present-day corporate collecting as a source of signals to different audiences, i.e., internal and external stakeholders of the collecting organizations to museums and other actors in the art market.

Part of the conference is a call for papers:

Call for Papers

The UVA invite researchers to submit an abstract: Corporate art collecting has become a widely accepted corporate practice in the industrialized and post-industrialized world; organizations ranging from multinationals to non-profit organizations buy and showcase visual art. Research on corporate art collections, however, remains scarce and fragmented between disciplines and national contexts. This international conference aims to bring together scholars working in the fields of art history, sociology, organization studies, law, economics, management, cultural policy studies, and data science to address topics such as the (changing) position of corporate art collections within the cultural sector; corporate collecting as a contemporary manifestation of artistic patronage, the role of curators as cultural leaders, and also collaborative practices between organizations and art world members, new modes of artistic consumption, production and preservation and the role of (art) objects and spaces as symbolic expressions of organizational identity and culture.

Submit your abstract (no more than 500 words) before January 15, 2020, by sending an e-mail to See for more information and how to submit a proposal.

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