Interiors for Display: The art of the eighteenth-century interior in the Dutch Republic and Europe
a new series of lectures on The art of the eighteenth-century interior in the Dutch Republic and Europe, organised by Alexander Dencher (Universiteit Leiden/Rijksmuseum).
In the Spring of 2021, Leiden University lecturer and Rijksmuseum curator Alexander Dencher will bring together academics, curators and heritage professionals for a series of lectures that will cover various aspects of the eighteenth-century interior in the Netherlands and Europe.
The cultural significance of the eighteenth century has long been neglected by historians, who have only begun to understand its fundamental importance to modern notions of comfort, sociability and taste in recent decades. The study of the interiors created in this period reveals the aesthetic and intellectual interests of their owners, which were also reflected in the pictures, furnitures and textiles collected to fill these spaces.
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Room functionality, interiors and the experience of architectural space: The houses and gardens of Belle van Zuylen/Isabelle de Charrière and her protagonists
Hanneke Ronnes (RUG/UvA)
Amsterdam’s splendid interiors of the eighteenth century
Pieter Vlaardingerbroek (Universiteit Utrecht /Monumentenzorg, Amsterdam)
Painting ensembles in eighteenth-century interiors in the Dutch Republic
Margriet van Eikema Hommes (TU Delft)
From storeroom to public display. 18th century interiors in the Museum Houses of the Hendrick de Keyser association.
Valentijn Carbo (Hendrik de Keyserstichting)
Pride and prejudice: the eighteenth-century interior in the historiography of British architecture
Christine Casey (Trinity College, Dublin)
Engaging with the Antique: Parisian architects, designers and craftsmen and the development of the neoclassical interior, 1760-1785
Helen Jacobsen (The Wallace Collection, London)
From Baroque to Regency: Textile Furnishings in the British Country House
Annabel Westman (The Attingham Trust, London)
Giovanni Battista Foggini: a designer of interiors and decorative arts at the time of the Last Medici
Kira d’Alburquerque (The Victoria & Albert Museum, London)