Conference: James Loeb – The Collector and Connoisseur

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The James Loeb Gesellschaft, the Loeb Classical Library Foundation at Harvard University and the Staatlichen Antikensammlungen und Glyptothek organize in cooperation with the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte on the 7th and 8th of June 2019 at Königsplatz in Munich the second James Loeb-Conference in a series of biennial conferences.

The conference is dedicated to the historical legacy, impact, and contemporary relevance of James Loeb. The topic of this year’s conference is “James Loeb. The Collector and Connoisseur”.

This is the program of the conference:

Friday, June 7, 2019, Staatliche Antikensammlung, München, Königsplatz 1

  • 11:00-13:00 Welcome and Introduction – Historical Origins: Collecting Antiquities since Antiquity

Adrian Stähli Collecting the Past: Antikensammlungen in der Antike

Carole Paul Between Public and Private: Collecting in the Eighteenth Century

  • 14:00-16:00 The Character of James Loeb’s Engagement with Ancient Art: Key Areas, Particularities, and Highlights of a Unique Collection

Roberto A. Díaz Hernández Die Aegyptiaca der Sammlung James Loeb

Jörg Gebauer Die Bronzedreifüße in der Sammlung Loeb

Florian Knauß Terrakotten in der Sammlung Loeb

  • 17:00 Tour of the Loeb Collections in the Antikensammlungen
  • 18:30 Evening Lecture

Dietrich Boschung Private Antikensammlungen in England und Frankreich um 1900

Saturday, June 8, 2019, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, Katharina-von-Bora-Straße 10

  • 12:30 Collecting, Connoisseurship, and the Academic Archaeological Community at the Turn of the Century in Europe and America

Amy Brauer & Susanne Ebbinghaus Charles Eliot Norton’s Disciples: Harvard’s Alumni Collectors

Christian Gliwitzky James Loeb unter deutschen Gelehrten- und Sammlerkollegen

  • 14:00 James Loeb’s Collection in a Comparative Historical Perspective: Private Collecting of Antiquities in the 19 th and early 20 th Century

Meike Hopp Antiquities Trade in Germany in the Early 20th Century

Astrid Fendt Private Kunst- und Antikensammlungen im München der Jahrhundertwende

Mette Moltesen Carl Jacobsen and his Glyptotek around 1900

  • 16:30 Final Discussion


More details on the conference can be found on the Website of the James Loeb Gesellschaft.