Conference – À l’Orientale: Collecting, Displaying and Appropriating Islamic Art and Architecture in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries, May 4-6, 2017

Zurich and Schaffhausen, Switzerland

Organised by Dr. Francine Giese of the University of Zurich and Dr. Mercedes Volait of CNRS/InVisu, the conference aims to present the Swiss traveller and art collector Henri Moser (1844-1923) in an international context. Lectures will examine his activity, the display strategies of his collection and the role private collectors played transmitting and appropriating Islamic art and architecture in the West during the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Keynote speakers: Kjeld V. Folsach of the David Collection, Copenhagen; Yannick Lintz of the Musée du Louvre, Paris; Tim Stanley of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Stefan Weber of the Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin.

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