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Join the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art, Museum für Kunst / Staatliche Berlin, and The British Library on October 6-7 from 9 am-12 pm EDT daily for Translocation of South Asian Art: Provenance and Documentation. This program is the fifth installment in the series Hidden Networks: Trade in Asian Art.
From the seventeenth century onward, Western visitors to the South Asian subcontinent were actively acquiring as well as commissioning works of art for private and public collections. A complex network of individuals and institutions encouraged collecting and facilitated the strategic movement of art out of South Asia. In our contemporary moment, histories of South Asian objects in museum collections are under increasing scrutiny, and questions about the art market and museum ethics are at the forefront of people’s minds. While this webinar engages with those important issues, it primarily focuses on documenting the provenance and circulation of South Asian art before 1970 better understand and reckon with the collections that exist today. Divided into two half-day sessions, this webinar will present scholarly talks and discussions that provide an overview of the field of South Asian provenance research and highlight important resources.
Najiba H. Choudhury, National Museum of Asian Art
Joanna M. Gohmann, National Museum of Asian Art
Christine Howald, /Museum für Kunst, Staatliche Berlin
Malini Roy, The British Library
Matt Cox, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Melanie , Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney
Nicole , The British Library
Katherine Kasdorf, Detroit Institute of Arts
Natasha N. Kimmet, University of Vienna
Salila Kulshreshtha, New York University, Abu Dhabi
Nandita Punj, Department of the History of Art, Rutgers University
Melody Rod-, Loyola Marymount University
Jayanta Sengupta, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Theresa Sepp, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte
Cam Sharp Jones, The British Library
Emma Stein, National Museum of Asian Art
Lizzie Stein, Scholarly Programs and Publications
National Museum of Asian Art, Smithsonian Institution