Lecture: Caroline van Eck: How does an Idol enter a Museum? (Florence, 3 September 2015)

Lecture – Caroline van Eck: How does an Idol enter a Museum?
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz Max-Planck-Institut, 3 September 2015, 16:00
The Musée Charles X in the Louvre (1819-26) was designed to house the Egyptian collections recently acquired by the French government. Its decoration and arrangement led to intense conflicts between the curator, Champollion, and the management of the Louvre, that reflected and shaped debates about the autonomy of art, the nature and status of Egyptian art as idols, art works or antiquarian artefacts, and the question whether the museum should be a place for scientific analysis or immersive experience. An almost contemporary of the Altes Museum in Berlin, the Musée Charles X thus allows privileged access to clashes between aesthetic, art historical and anthropological approaches to art.
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