Collecting East Asia under the Dual Monarchy and Beyond

26.11.2021 17:00

International Round Table

Due to the lockdown, the event will be held via Zoom.
Please follow this link to attend:


https://univienna.zoom.us/j/98220544614?pwd=WGtLWWZxR1pjMEZzN1A2YlFpNDRSQT09





The round table will address the nature and extent of the first travellers from
Central and Eastern Europe to East Asia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In particular the eight-year journey of Alma Karlin (1889 - 1950) around the world
will be highlighted, with a focus on East Asia, which will be further considered in
light of a comparative perspective with other travellers from the countries of
Central and Eastern Europe or the former territory of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. It will discuss the purpose and goal of such travels, the interests of the
travellers, and their collecting practices. In addition, it will illuminate the diverse palette of East Asian objects, their role and importance in relation to the collector and reveal fascinating stories of their owners.

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Lukas Nickel (Vienna University), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik (University of Ljubljana), Barbara Trnovec (Regional Museum of Celje, co-curator of Karlin`s exhibition)

Participants: Prof. Dr. Lukas Nickel (Vienna University), Dr. Bettina Zorn (Weltmuseum), Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik (University of Ljubljana), Assist. Prof. Dr. Maja Veselič (University of Ljubljana), Barbara Trnovec (Regional Museum of Celje, co-curator of the Alma Karlin exhibition), Dr Mio Wakita (MAK), Prof. Dr. Filip Suchomel (Academy of Performing Arts Prague)

 

 

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