Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World (Los Angeles, 10-11 Mai 2013)

The Getty Research Institute, 10 Mai – 11Mai, 2013, 9:30 – 5:30

This two-day conference examines the circulation of objects across regions and cultures in the early modern period (1500–1800). Scholarly presentations address how this mobility led to new meanings, uses, and interpretations. Breakout sessions invite the audience to examine works of art in the Getty’s collections.

Scholarly presentations address such topics as the diplomatic exchange of gifts among the Ottoman Empire, Europe, and South Asia; the transfer of luxury goods between China and Mexico; and the reception of Persian ceramics and other foreign imports on the Swahili Coast of East Africa. Breakout sessions invite the audience to consider the questions raised by the conference while examining works of art in the Getty’s collections. A closing roundtable provides an opportunity to discuss the methodological and theoretical potential of this line of inquiry for the study and teaching of art history.

http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/events/objects_in_motion/index.html