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The Landscape and Countryside in Baroque
14 / 07 / 2016

The Landscape and Countryside in Baroque

The Institute of Art History, Omnium, a civil society organisation and the city Horní Jiřetín in cooperation with Czech universities invite you to the international conference on the relationship of landscape and countryside in 17th and 18th centuries. The conference focuses on the various aspects how the landscape was shaped and perceived, on the art and architecture in countryside in the early modern times. At the same time an imminent threat of its devastion will be discussed. We are looking forward to see you in Horní Jiřetín on 14th and in Jezeří Chateau on 15th October 2016!

Attached file: Program_Horni_Jiretin_2016.pdf

14 / 07 / 2016

Postdoc Scholarship at IAH

The Institute of Art History of the CAS invites junior researchers and postdocs to apply for a postdoc scholarship funded by the Czech Academy of Sciences

Attached file: výzva_mzdovápodpora_2017CZ.pdf

International Bridges Group in Prague (July 8-10 2016)
29 / 06 / 2016

International Bridges Group in Prague (July 8-10 2016)

On 8-10 July 2016 the first meeting of the International Bridges Group will be held. The meeting is organised in cooperation with the Institute of Art History CAS. Programme of the meeting attached.

Attached file: IBG Prague Programme PDF.pdf

New books published by Artefactum
21 / 06 / 2016

New books published by Artefactum

Let's join us for a presentation of new books published by the Publishing House Artefactum belonging to the Institute of Art History CAS. The presentation is on Tuesday 28 June 2016 from 16.00 in the meeting room of IAH, Husova 4a, 110 00 Praha 1.

Attached file: TZ_Artefactum_28.6.2016_DEF.docx

The Pisan Relic in Saint Peter in Vyšehrad
13 / 06 / 2016

The Pisan Relic in Saint Peter in Vyšehrad

Please, accept the invitation to the lecture given by Michele Bacci (Firbourg University). The lecture with the title "The Pisan relic in Saint Peter of Vyšehrad and the Medieval disputes about the earliest consecrated altar" within the cycle Collegium historiae artium will be hold on Wendesday 22 June 2016 at 15.30 at IAH, Husova 4, room no. 117. For more details see the attachment.

Attached file: CHA_Bacci.pdf

CFP Orient oder Rom?
07 / 06 / 2016

CFP Orient oder Rom?

Call for Papers: Orient oder Rom? Prehistory, history and reception of a historiographical myth (1880–1930). The conference will be held on 7th-9th February 2017 in Brno. It is organised by IAH CAS, Masaryk University in Brno and University in Laussane. For details see the attachment.

Attached file: Orient_oder_Rom_Prehistory_history_and_r.pdf

Studia Rudolphina - new issue
07 / 06 / 2016

Studia Rudolphina - new issue

We would like to inform you, the fifteenth issue of the bulletin Studia Rudolphina has been published. It contains a collection of articles on visual art and culture at the court of Rudolf II, but also goes further back into the 16th century in the opening text by Sylva Dobalová and Jaroslava Hausenblasová on the purchase and cultivation of exotic fruits at the Habsburg courts in Prague and Innsbruck. Markéta Ježková investigates one of the peripeteias of the well-known artistic collection of Cardinal Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle, a substantial part of which ended up as the property of the Emperor Rudolf II. Petr Uličný describes the activities of the Netherlandish artists Hans and Paul Vredeman de Vries, who were invited by the Emperor Rudolf II to work in Prague in 1597–1599, and an article by Ivo Purš deals with the symbolism of the title page of the treatise Basilica Chymica by the doctor Oswald Croll, which was the result of close collaboration between Croll and the Rudolfine painter Aegidius Sadeler II. The bulletin also contains texts devoted to Rudolfine alchemy (Vladimír Karpenko), a portrait of Hans Reinhard Steinbach von Steinbach (1570–1618) (Lubomír Sršeň), an unknown portrait of William V of Bavaria by Hans von Aachen (Antonio Dennunzio), and a number of other contributions.

Attached file: SR15_contents.pdf

František Tichý Exhibition of the Body
02 / 05 / 2016

František Tichý Exhibition of the Body

František Tichý, Exhibition of the Body. From the Depository 5 May – 4 September 2016 Curator: Tomáš Winter

Attached file: 640-tichy_katalog_web.pdf

International Bridges Group in Prague (July 8-10 2016)
28 / 04 / 2016

International Bridges Group in Prague (July 8-10 2016)

Just at the beginning of July the International Bridges Group will meet in Prague for the second symposium. The major topic of the discussion will be the Charles Bridge with its spectacular gate tower. In addition, a one day trip to Písek has been planned as this medieval town is home of the oldest standing bridge in the Czech Republic.

Attached file: IBG Prague July 8-10.pdf

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Andres Groll (1812–1872): Unknown Photographer
13 / 03 / 2016

Andres Groll (1812–1872): Unknown Photographer

An exhibition in House of Photography (Prague City Gallery) presents a Viennese photographer Andreas Groll as a pioneer of photography. His name is inextricably linked with the beginnings of photography in the Czech lands. The exhibition is a result of many years of research, which was generated by a rediscovery of Groll's photographs in the collection of the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

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"In Honour of  Aleš Veselý. Without a Beginning, without an End"
08 / 02 / 2016

"In Honour of Aleš Veselý. Without a Beginning, without an End"

We would like to invite you to the exhibition "In Honour of Aleš Veselý. Without a Beginning, without an End", held in Museum Kampa from 2 February till 28 February 2016. With its title, the exhibition symbolically connects a series of exhibitions that Aleš Veselý (1935–2015) prepared last autumn to celebrate his eightieth birthday. Shown was a selection of works from the early 1960‘s to the present day, which in brief presented works that belong to the artist's vast creation, which is substantial and approaches the thematic range and depth of his philosophically oriented art. Apart from some famous assemblages and objects the exhibition comprises drawings, designs to the sculptural projects, blind prints of the assemblages, as well as the monumental and expressive "drawings-paintings" from 1980s. A set of four objects Q. ein sof made of polished stainless steel (2012) has not been exhibited hitherto. It presents the problem of "mirrored surfaces", which was the topic of Veselý´s work from the beginning of 1990s and which found its form in his monumental sculptures; for the last time in the Law of Irreversibility (2015) at the Terezín Memorial, the site of the former Nazi concentration camp. The exhibition was prepared by Alena Bartková, the assistent of Aleš Veselý, and by Mahulena Nešlehová from the Institute of Art History, CAS.

Attached file: vesely_skladacka_tisk.pdf

03 / 12 / 2015

The Dr. Alfred Bader Scholarship for doctoral students for research into European art and architecture

The Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, in cooperation with the Czech Association of Art Historians, announces a competition for the Dr. Alfred Bader Scholarship for doctoral students for research into European art and architecture from the Middle Ages to the 20th century. In 2016 up to three high-quality projects will be supported from the grant that has kindly been provided by the foundation Bader Philanthropies, Inc. The deadline for submitting applications is 31 January 2016. Details about the scholarship can be found in the attachment.

Attached file: Bader_Stipendium_soutez_2016_final.pdf

Elites in the 20th Century: Continuity or Discontinuity
23 / 11 / 2015

Elites in the 20th Century: Continuity or Discontinuity

On Friday 20 November 2015 an international workshop on “Elites in the 20th Century: Continuity or Discontinuity” took place in the Academic Conference Centre in Husova street in Prague. It was organised within the framework of Strategy AV21 by the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences in cooperation with the Department of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. The theme of the interdisciplinary dialogue was the role and fortunes of political and intellectual elites in connection with the changes in political regimes in Central Europe in the 20th century (in particular the watershed years 1918, 1938/1939, 1945, and 1989/1990).

Attached file: WS Elites Prague 2015.pdf

Ms Klára Benešovská made a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
19 / 11 / 2015

Ms Klára Benešovská made a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

We have great pleasure in announcing that our colleague, the art historian PhDr. Klára Benešovská, CSc., Head of the Department of Mediaeval Art at the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, was made a Knight of the Order of Merit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (Chevalier de l’Ordre de Mérite du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg) in Prague, on the premises of the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in the Czech Republic, Estonia and the Ukraine, on Wednesday, 18 November, 2015. The order of knighthood was conferred by Henri, Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Duke of Nassau, and Dr. Benešovská received it at the hands of Her Excellency Michèle Pranchère-Tomassini, Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Dr. Benešovská was awarded this state decoration for her longstanding research work and outstanding results in the field of the historical and cultural relationships and artistic exchanges between Luxembourg and Bohemia during the reigns of John of Luxembourg and Charles IV. The most important scholarly achievements of Dr. Benešovská on this theme include the following publications:
05 / 11 / 2015

The Isabel and Alfred Bader Scholarship for Doctoral Students in the Field of Art History

We are delighted to announce that the foundation Bader Philanthropies, Inc. (Milwaukee, U. S. A., http://hbf.org/) has kindly decided to award a grant to the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IAH CAS), which during the next three years will once again make it possible to support projects prepared by art history students. The award of this grant continues the support that the prominent chemist and philanthropist Dr. Alfred Bader and his wife Isabel have provided to Czech students in previous years.
A Sense of Art. Prizes Given by the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1891–1952
23 / 10 / 2015

A Sense of Art. Prizes Given by the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1891–1952

The exhibition “A Sense of Art. Prizes Given by the Czech Academy of Sciences and Arts, 1891–1952” presents the visual, musical and literary works of art that were awarded prizes by the predecessor of what is today the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. Taťána Petrasová from the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, who is responsible for the exhibition, was able to draw on the professional support of Veronika Hulíková, a curator at the National Gallery, and the exceptional architectural design of the architect and artist Isabela Grosseová.

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RIHA-Meeting in Rome
20 / 10 / 2015

RIHA-Meeting in Rome

This year the annual meeting of the local editors of the RIHA-journal was held in Rome in Biblioteca Hertziana (7th–8th /8th–10th/ October). It was organized by Max-Planck Institut für Kunstgeschichte. The work meeting focused on discussions dealing with the journal´s progress and its position. It was followed by the annual meeting of the directors of the institutes, which enabled a common debate on the open access publishing and other possibilities in the orientation of the journal. The Institute of Art History was represented by Vojtěch Lahoda and Pavla Machalíková.

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Science - Nation - History
16 / 10 / 2015

Science - Nation - History

We would like to invite you to the exhibition Science - Nation - History, which is organized by the Academy of Sciences of Czech Republic and the National Museum on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the foundation of the AS CR. The exhibition takes place from 16th October till 10th January 2016 in the New building of the National Museum, Vinohradská 1, Prague 1. A presentation of the Institute of Art History AS CR belongs to the exhibition. For more information see.

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Looking for the Offender
09 / 09 / 2015

Looking for the Offender

On 7 September 2015 Helena Dáňová from the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences delivered a lecture at the 7th European Academy of Forensic Science Conference (EAFS 2015).
Looking Back at the workshop Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability
02 / 08 / 2015

Looking Back at the workshop Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability

The Getty Conservation Institute (GCI), in cooperation with the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (IAH), held an international workshop on restoring and conserving photographic material in Prague on 13-24 July 2015. The workshop took place mainly in the premises of the Department of Photography at the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts and in the Academic Conference Centre. The principal organiser of the event on behalf of the CGI was the project specialist and photograph restorer Tram Vo, while for the IAH it was Tereza Cíglerová, who was also one of the Czech participants in the workshop. The main theme of the workshop was photographs and their environment. Suitable conditions and materials for the storing, exhibition, and transport of photographs were presented and discussed, in keeping with the latest state of knowledge and with an emphasis on constantly monitoring the environment. The insights gained were then verified and compared during numerous practical exercises and several excursions to depositories in selected research establishments. A further aim of the workshop was the strengthening of contacts between restorers from different countries and the transfer of theoretical and practical experience between the course participants and the instructors. The meeting was attended by 17 photograph restorers from the following countries: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, Japan, Argentina, and Australia. The instructors at this summer school were leading experts in the field of the restoration, conservation, and preventive care of photographs, and in some cases researchers working on projects relating to the quality of the environment of the artistic heritage. They were: Bertrand Lavédrine (Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections, Paris), Sylvie Pénichon (The Art Institute of Chicago), Tomáš Vyhlídal (Czech Technical University, Prague), Jana Krizanova (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava/Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York) and Jiří Smolík (The Institute of Chemical Process Fundamentals, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague). The event was also financially supported by the Czech Academy of Sciences and the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.
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