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The Lasting Effects of Early Modern Cultural Encounters

14-17 September 2016, Stockholm

UPDATE: This event has already happened. Click here to read the Conference Report.

Aims: The focus here will be, among other things, questions of national cultural memory and will include a Museums Forum of colleagues from museums and historic palaces in Poland, Sweden and the UK, to discuss the presentation of historical objects and collections, the role of museums as guardians of cultural memory and museum techniques for conveying historical information to the general public.

Workshop Programme

Wednesday 14th September 2016

17.00The Royal Armoury (Livrustkammaren). Guided tour, meeting with Head of Livrustkammaren and staff

Buffet dinner

Thursday 15th September 2016

9.00-9.45Welcome address by Academy Secretary Prof. Birgitta Svensson. General welcome (with Svante Norrhem and Kristoffer Edelgaard Christensen); presentation of participants
9.45-10.15Merit Laine - Why Remember? Some Thoughts on the “Hedvig Eleonora Year” 2015
10.15-10.45Julius Bryant - Are Exhibitions or House Museums the best Way to preserve Memories? The Rival Posterities of King George II’s Wife and Mistress
10.45-11.15Coffee break
11.15-11.45Alexandra von Schwerin - Power in Disguise: Women at Skarhult Castle through Five Centuries
11.45-12.15Nadja Bender - Exhibiting Marrying Cultures: Women’s Business. How Brandenburg became Prussia
14.15-14.45David Taylor - Situating the Queen: Catherine of Braganza and the Context of Transformation
14.45-15.15Max Tillman - How to Convey the Idea of 18th Century Collecting in a Modern Picture Gallery? The Karoline Luise-Exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe in 2015
15.30-16.00Coffee break
16.00-16.30Joanna Norman - Objects of Encounter: The Challenges of Displaying Cultural Memory in Europe 1600-1815 at the V&A
16.30-17.00James Daybell - The Archival Afterlives of Cultural Encounters: The Correspondance of Henrietta Maria
17.00-17.30Jill Bepler - Tracing Books and their Movements: Dynastic Women and Cultural Transfer in Early Modern Europe
19.00Dinner (Vitterhetsakademien)

Friday 16th September 2016

9.30-10.00Eva-Lena Karlsson - Traces of Early Modern Queens in the Swedish National Portrait Gallery
10.00-10.30Emma Hagström Molin - Affective Spoils: On the Material Effects of Cultural Looting in 17th Century Swedish Elite Collections.
10.45-11.15Coffee break
11.15-11.45Maureen Meikle - Queen Anna of Denmark (1574-1619): Cultural Encounters from Denmark to Scotland and England
11.45-12.15Barbara Przybyszewska-Jarmińska - Foreign Musicians at the Courts of Kings of Poland from the Vasa Dynasty and their Contribution to the Polish Culture in the Past and Today
14.00-14.30Elise Dermineur - Queen Luise Ulrike of Sweden and her Political Legacy
14.30-15.00Ewa Kociszewska - The Fashion Legacy of Eleonora di Toledo, Duchess of Tuscany: From Renaissance Portraiture to Alta Moda
15.15-15.45Coffee break
15.45-16.30Helen Watanabe-O’Kelly - Dynasty, Consortship and Cultural Transfer: Some Conclusions
16.30-16.45Thank you! (with Svante Norrhem)
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