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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.
Anežka Merhautová has passed away
28 / 07 / 2015

Anežka Merhautová has passed away

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of PhDr. Anežka Merhautová, DrSc., who died at the age of 95 on 22 July 2015. This leading researcher in the field of Romanesque art was one of the few Czech art historians to achieve international fame. Her professional career was linked with the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences, where she worked from the time this research establishment was set up in 1952. An imposing number of her publications rank among the standard works on the history of architecture, painting, sculpture, and decorative art in the Czech lands from the late 9th to the mid-13th centuries.

Přiložený soubor: Parte_Anela_Merhautova.pdf

The First Biennial Competition for Young Authors Published in the Journal Umění/Art
02 / 07 / 2015

The First Biennial Competition for Young Authors Published in the Journal Umění/Art

On 29 May 2015 the results of the first biennial competition for young authors published in the journal Umění/Art were announced at an informal ceremony in Café Kampus. Twenty-one researchers in the early stages of their careers took part in the competition, with a total of twenty-four articles published in the high-impact journal Umění/Art in the period 2013-2014. The first prize went to Jan Zachariáš for his article “Vincent van Gogh’s A Pair of Shoes: An Attempt at an Interpretation” (Umění LII, 2014, pp. 354–370). The jury also gave a special mention to Věra Laštovičková for her study “Architektur als ‘versteinerte Musik’: Die theoretische Reflexion der Architektur in der deutschen Romantik und bei Bernhard Grueber” (Umění LII, 2014, pp. 439–453) and to Tomáš Murár for the essay “‘The Entertainment of His Most Excellent Majestie Charles II’: Royalty Representation and its Visualization in a Festival Book by John Ogilby and Wenceslaus Hollar” (Umění LII, 2014, pp. 516–528). Original diplomas were designed for all the award-winners by Jan Šerých, who is responsible for the current graphic design of the magazine Umění/Art.
Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability
26 / 06 / 2015

Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability

The Institute of Art History, the Czech Academy of Sciences is pleased to invite you to public lectures organized as a part of the advanced-level workshops in photograph conservation offered by the Getty Conservation Institute. Bertrand Lavédrine (Centre de Recherches sur la Conservation des Documents Graphiques ) and Tomáš Vyhlídal (The Czech Technical University in Prague) will give their lectures on Thursday, July 16, 2015, 16:00 at the Academic Conference Center, Husova 4a, Praha 1. For a program see this atachement.

Přiložený soubor: POSTER_public lecture.pdf

Přiložený soubor: Prednaska_web_Lavedrine and Vyhlidal_short bio.pdf

Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability
22 / 06 / 2015

Photographs and Their Environment: Decision-making for Sustainability

The workshop will be offered on 13 – 24 July 2015 by the Getty Conservation Institute in partnership with the Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences. The workshop will take place at the facilities of the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU), the Department of Photography.

Přiložený soubor: POSTER_workshop.pdf

The ‘Naumburg Master’: A German Myth Reconsidered
16 / 06 / 2015

The ‘Naumburg Master’: A German Myth Reconsidered

Christoph Brachmann, Professor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, gives the lecture ’The ‘Naumburg Master: A German Myth Reconsidered‘ held on the 23th June 2015 at 4. 00 p.m. in the Institute of Art History, Husova 4, Prague 1, room 117.

Přiložený soubor: brachmann.pdf

Rembrandt’s Tram: Cubism, Tradition, and ‘Other’ Art
16 / 06 / 2015

Rembrandt’s Tram: Cubism, Tradition, and ‘Other’ Art

Artists and artworks of Cubism are displayed now on the exhibition ’Rembrandt’s Tram: Cubism, Tradition, and Other Art’ in Pilsen, Gallery "13", from 10 June 2015 until 13 September 2015. The Czech Cubism of the Group of Fine Artists (Skupina vytvarných umělců) is an extraordinary source of material from which to understand how the modernist movement related to European tradition and to ‘other’ art and exotic forms of expression. The pioneers of Cubism – painters Emil Filla, Vincenc Beneš, Josef Čapek, Antonín Procházka, sculptor Otto Gutfreund, architects Pavel Janák, Josef Gočár, Josef Chochol, Vlastislav Hofman and others – drew on a broad base of inspirations to formulate their creative and intellectual ideas. Their range of interests was regularly on display between 1911 and 1914 in the group’s Art Monthly review (Umělecký měsíčník) and in the group’s exhibitions. They embraced a variety of European and non-European cultures of different periods: from Antiquity to the Middle Ages to the Early Modern Age and up to modern French art represented by Paul Cézanne, André Derain, and Pablo Picasso. Examples of their work show how they sought to resolve specific problems associated with questions of form and simultaneously to reinforce the legitimacy of modern expression by tying it to a historical tradition.

Přiložený soubor: TZ_Rembrandtova tramvaj. Kubismus, tradice a jiné umění.pdf

Umění / Art 2014–6
09 / 06 / 2015

Umění / Art 2014–6

In the sixth issues of Umění / Art 2014 we would like to draw your attention to articles about ’The Mantegna Tarocchi and the View of the World in Northern Italy in the 15th Century‘ by Eva Skopalová, about the representation of royalty in the article on the book ‘The Entertainment of His Most Excellent Majestie Charles II’ by Tomáš Murár or ‘The Sacred Image in Bohemia in the First Third of the 19th Century’ by Pavla Machalíková.
The Oldest Landscaped Parks in the Czech Lands
05 / 06 / 2015

The Oldest Landscaped Parks in the Czech Lands

On Tuesday 26 May 2015 the international workshop “Červený Hrádek under the Buquoys. The Oldest Landscaped Parks in the Czech Lands” took place in the main hall of the chateau in Červený Hrádek near Jirkov. The event was organised by the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences as part of the NAKI project “Rescuing Memory: the Restoration of the Buquoy Property and its Place in Czech Cultural Identity”, in cooperation with the Silva Tarouca Research Institute for Landscape and Ornamental Gardening and with the support of Jirkov municipal authority. Opening speeches and words of welcome from Radek Štejnar, the Mayor of Jirkov, and Bedřich Fryč, Director of the Jirkov Cultural and Educational Centre, were followed by presentations by international participants. Géza Hajós (Vienna) described the process of the origin and development of landscaped gardens in England and their early reception in continental Europe. Christian Hlavac (Vienna) dealt with the oldest Austrian foundations, and Roland Puppe (Dresden) examined selected localities in Saxony. The five papers presented in the second section were devoted to the oldest Czech landscaped parks: Krásný Dvůr (Markéta Šantrůčková), Vlašim (Veronika Pincová), Nové Hrady (Martin Krummholz), Veltrusy (Pavel Ecler) and Kačina (Pavel Novák). The speakers in the third section discussed Červený Hrádek itself. Martin Krummholz presented various aspects of its artistic decoration and furnishing, Michal Běčvář considered the fortunes of the chateau around the year 1900, Markéta Šantrůčková reviewed the history and development of the Červený Hrádek park, and Štěpán Bílek examined the recent restoration of the fountain in the garden there. This extremely well-attended event confirmed once again the benefits of interdisciplinary dialogue and the positive role played by cooperation with municipal politicians and the local cultural scene.
Rostislav Švácha awarded the Prize of the International Olympic Committee
03 / 04 / 2015

Rostislav Švácha awarded the Prize of the International Olympic Committee

The art historian Prof. Rostislav Švácha from the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences has been awarded the “Sport and Art” prize by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). As a Czech News Agency release mentions, the IOC has awarded the “Sport and Art” prize since 1985, with each competition having a different theme. Proposals for awards are submitted by the national Olympic committees. “Sport and art have belonged together since antiquity,” said Jiří Kejval, President of the Czech Olympic Committee. “The IOC is conscious of this. An artificial gap exists between these two phenomena, which can be successfully bridged thanks to people like Rostislav Švácha. Professor Švácha is a Renaissance person who is aware of the overlaps between the two fields. We are already preparing together another book which will examine sport and art in broader contexts.”
Zdeněk Rossmann in the System of Cultural Policy
03 / 04 / 2015

Zdeněk Rossmann in the System of Cultural Policy

On 8 April 2015 Markéta Svobodová from the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences delivered a lecture in the lecture hall of the Institute in Husova Street in Prague as part of the cycle of lectures Collegium historiae artium. Her paper was devoted to one of the most prominent Czech typographers and graphic designers from the interwar years, Zdeněk Rossmann. The speaker focused on one of the less well-known parts of Rossmann’s work: his views on architecture, his designs that were never implemented, his stage sets, and, in particular, his exhibition activity, to which the typographer devoted himself professionally after 1950.

Přiložený soubor: 20150408_Svobodova.pdf

Research forum of the CEFRES in Prague
01 / 04 / 2015

Research forum of the CEFRES in Prague

The Institute of Art History ASCR invites you to attend the Research forum in humanities and social sciences: Art history / Philosophy will be held on Tuesday, 14 April 2014 at 2.00 p.m. in the Academic Conference Center, Husova 4a and Literature / Art History / Aesthetic / Musicology on Wednesday, 13 Mai at 2.00 p.m. in the Institute of Czech Literature ASCR, Na Florenci 3. This upcoming April a series of bi-disciplinary gatherings will allow researchers from every field in the humanities and the social sciences to introduce their research topics. Discussions will help coining down potential collaborations with the CEFRES. The new director of the center, Ms. Clara Royer, will outline the perspectives of an institution, which after 25 years of existence, is turning into a key element of the Czech academic milieu.

Přiložený soubor: Vyzva Cefres Umeni Filo Litt.jpg

Studia Rudolphina 14
16 / 03 / 2015

Studia Rudolphina 14

The new issue no.14 of the bulletin Studia Rudolphina has been just published by the Center for Visual Arts and Culture in the Age of Rudolf II.

Přiložený soubor: SR14_contents.pdf

09 / 03 / 2015

Selection Procedure for Candidates for a Two-year Study Visit

The Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences announces a selection procedure for candidates for a two-year study visit as part of the Programme for Support of Promising Human Resources. Candidates must be employees with an education at university level who correspond to the qualifying stage “postdoc”, who obtained their PhD no more than two years ago. This period does not include maternity or paternity leave. Applications should consist of: - a professional CV with evidence of the candidate’s research abilities (and where applicable organisational and teaching abilities) - a list of published work - the title of the research theme and outline work programme proposed by the candidate, including the titles of the projects on which he or she will work These documents are to be submitted to the secretariat of the Director of the Institute at the address Husova 4, 110 00 Praha 1, by 20 March 2015. Candidates who are successful in the selection procedure held by the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences will progress to a selection procedure for the whole of the academic sector, which will decide on the two-year financial support.

Přiložený soubor: Ústav dějin umění AV ČR postdocs.docx

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása
05 / 03 / 2015

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása

It is thirty years since the death of one of the leading Czech art historians, the mediaevalist Josef Krása. His work as a specialist was closely connected with the Institute for Art Theory and Art History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, where he worked from 1957 onwards. As secretary for research at the Institute, editor-in-chief of the journal Umění, and member of the academic committee for art research of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, the international committee of CIHA, and a number of other scholarly and editorial committees, he played a role of fundamental importance in preserving and developing the field of art history in the exceptionally difficult period of “normalisation” in the 1980s, when he courageously promoted the need to accept and reflect on important international methodological concepts. The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic later expressed its appreciation of the exceptional contribution made by Josef Krása, and in April 2003 it awarded him the František Palacký honorary medal in the field of art history in memoriam.

Přiložený soubor: UDU_pozvanka_josef_krasa.jpg

05 / 03 / 2015

Programme of support for promising human resources

The Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences announces selection proceedings for inclusion in the “Programme of support for promising human resources – Salary support for post-doctoral researchers in the workplaces of the Czech Academy of Sciences”. Please submit this basic information by 20. 3. 2015 to the Secretariat of the Director of the Institute. The candidate may only be an employee with university education equivalent to the qualification level of “post-doctoral”, at most 2 years after the defence of the title of PhD. This period does not include time spent on parental/maternity leave. The application for inclusion in the selection proceedings should contain: - The professional CV of the candidate and evidence of his/her research and eventually organisational and pedagogical skills, - List of published articles - The name of the research theme and general work programme of the proposed candidate, including the names of the projects on which he/she will be working. Candidates who are successful in the selection proceedings of the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences will continue to the contest for the Academy as a whole, which will decide on two years financial support.

Přiložený soubor: Support for human resources_CAS postdocs.docx

International Summer School on Baroque Architecture, 5-12 July 2015
27 / 02 / 2015

International Summer School on Baroque Architecture, 5-12 July 2015

The international summer school “Baroque Rural Churches in the Context of European Culture” is being prepared for the week 5-12 July 2015 by the Institute of Art History of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, the Instytut Historii Sztuki Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego, the Roman Catholic parish in Broumov, and the civic association Omnium, in cooperation with the Czech National Heritage Institute, the Cultural Heritage Documentation and Digitisation Centre at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, and the Faculty of Restoration of the University of Pardubice in Litomyšl. Students, teachers, and specialist staff from the following institutions of higher education and other institutions have agreed to take part and to be involved in the preparations for the meeting: Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich; Institute of Art History, Zagreb; France Stele Institute of Art History, Ljubljana; the Institute of Art History of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava; Institut für kunst- und musikhistorische Forschungen, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Vienna; the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague; the Philosophical Faculty of Palacký University in Olomouc; the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University in Brno; and the Faculty of Catholic Theology and the Arts Faculty of Charles University in Prague. The meeting will take place under the auspices of the Czech National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS).

Přiložený soubor: Broumovsko_Letni_skola_2015_04.pdf

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása
19 / 02 / 2015

Anniversary of the Death of the Outstanding Mediaeval Scholar Josef Krása

It is thirty years since the death of one of the leading Czech art historians, the mediaevalist Josef Krása. His work as a specialist was closely connected with the Institute for Art Theory and Art History of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, where he worked from 1957 onwards. As secretary for research at the Institute, editor-in-chief of the journal Umění, and member of the academic committee for art research of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences, the international committee of CIHA, and a number of other scholarly and editorial committees, he played a role of fundamental importance in preserving and developing the field of art history in the exceptionally difficult period of “normalisation” in the 1980s, when he courageously promoted the need to accept and reflect on important international methodological concepts. The Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic later expressed its appreciation of the exceptional contribution made by Josef Krása, and in April 2003 it awarded him the František Palacký honorary medal in the field of art history in memoriam.
Invisible Loyalty? The 35th Plzeň Symposium on 19th-Century Issues
19 / 02 / 2015

Invisible Loyalty? The 35th Plzeň Symposium on 19th-Century Issues

On 26-28 February 2015 researchers from Germany, Austria, France, the USA, and the Czech Republic gathered in Plzeň to discuss the phenomenon of loyalty in 19th-century culture and society at the 35th Plzeň Symposium on 19th-Century Issues. This year’s symposium, with the theme “Invisible Loyalty? Austrians, Germans and Czechs in 19th-Century Czech Culture”, was organised by the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, and the Institute of Czech Literature, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, in cooperation with the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň. The conference was accompanied by an exhibition entitled “The Risk of Loyalty? Austrian, German, and Czech Cultural Loyalties in 19th-Century Czech Art”, prepared by the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň in cooperation with the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. The West Bohemian Museum in Plzeň also prepared an exhibition to accompany the symposium. A literary evening focusing on Johannes Urzidil’s work Ich bin hinternational took place in the Artamo coffee-house, Čelakovského 5, Plzeň.

Přiložený soubor: plzen35.pdf

Přiložený soubor: Pozvánka Riziko loyálnosti.pdf

The Exhibition “The Risk of Loyalty?” Opens in the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň in Exhibition Room “13”
18 / 02 / 2015

The Exhibition “The Risk of Loyalty?” Opens in the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň in Exhibition Room “13”

We invite you to visit exhibition room “13” in the West Bohemian Gallery in Plzeň, where the exhibition “The Risk of Loyalty? Austrian, German, and Czech Cultural Loyalties in 19th-Century Czech Art” is now open. The exhibition was prepared by Taťána Petrasová from the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, together with Markéta Theinhardt from Université Paris 4 – Sorbonne. The theme corresponds to the focus of this year’s meeting of experts on 19th-century issues, which is being held in Plzeň this year for the 35th time.

Přiložený soubor: Pozvanka webova Riziko loyalnosti.pdf

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