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Christian Huemer

Faculty, Los Angeles

PhD, Graduate Center, City University of New York

Christian Huemer is Head of the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, where he has recently overseen international research, database, and book projects, such as London and the Emergence of a European Art Market, c. 1780-1820. Before joining the Getty, Huemer was deputy director and head of programs at the International Center for Culture and Management in Salzburg. He has spent several years as an independent author, curator and educator, and his research, lectures, and publications focus primarily on the history of the art trade, Central European modernism, and the Digital Humanities. Huemer is an elected member of the Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art.

Christian Huemer
  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

    Studies in the History of Collecting and Art Market (Leiden, NL: Brill Publishers), editor-in-chief.

    Mascarades de désintéressement: Connoisseurship et les instruments de la salle des ventes,” in: Patrick Michel (ed.), Connoisseurship: L’œil, la raison, l’instrument (Paris: Rencontres de l’école du Louvre, 2014), pp. 103-115.

    “The German Sales 1930-45 Database Project,” in: Collections: A Journal for Museum and Archives Professionals 10, no. 3-4 (summer/fall, 2014), pp. 33-38.

    “Narrative der Moderne: Zur Kunstkritik in der Zeit,” in: Lucie Merhautová, Kurt Ifkovits (eds.), Die Wiener Wochenschrift Die Zeit (1894-1904) und die zentraleuropäische Moderne: Studien – Dokumente (Prag: Masaryk Institute, 2013), S. 181-193.

    “Un’eccezionale prova documentaria: gli archivi Goupil al Getty Research Institute,” in: La Maison Goupil: Il successo italiano a Parigi negli anni dell’Impressionismo (exh.-cat. Palazzo Roverella, Rovigo, 2013), pp. 69-75 (co-authored with Agnès Penot).

    “‘Une exposition (in)complète’: Courbet in Vienna, 1873,” in: Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 11, no. 2 (summer, 2012):

    “Globetrotting Wall Paintings: Munkácsy, Sedelmeyer, and the Vienna Künstlerhaus,” in: Munkácy – Magic & Mystery (exh.-cat. Vienna Künstlerhaus, 2012), pp. 74-85. Abridged version in: Fine Art Connoisseur (September/October, 2012), pp. 58-62.

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