Amsterdam University Press and Prado Unite for Project

June 19 2024

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Posted by Adam Busiakiewicz:

The Amsterdam University Press and the Prado Museum in Madrid have united to undertake a research project on the theme of Gender and Art in the Museum: The Prado Collection. Proposals, which will be submitted to commissioning editor Erika Gaffney, will explore the roles of women artists and patrons within the collection amongst other topics.

According to the AUP website:

One of the main goals of this unique series is to understand the complex and multi-layered interaction between women and the evolution of a major national museum. It will include new studies focused on female artists’ production and their presence or absence in museum rooms. But it will go beyond these established topics to examine the link between the formation of the collections of the Prado Museum and women patrons. It will also commission work on women who inspired and received works of art that were incorporated into the collections, not forgetting the contribution of women in technical and ancillary roles. The broad chronology will enable us to trace and reflect the changing role of women and their relationship with the arts, as well as the evolution of a major Western cultural institution and its dependence on women.

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