Artistic Provenance Research

Link to join the seminar on Teams

In this talk we will present the concept of Artistic Provenance Research (APR), developed by Tal Adler. This will include providing a background and introduction to relationships between art and research, as well as to the investigation and politics of provenance. The talk will present various examples of APR, in particular, that of the newly opened exhibit by Tal Adler, Who is ID8470?, in the Humboldt Forum, Berlin. Dealing with a skull from the university collections that shows markings according to the now discredited ideas (later called ‘phrenological’) of Franz Joseph Gall, Tal Adler’s work was carried out as part of a wider anthropological research project, Making Differences – Transforming Museums and Heritage, at CARMAH (the Centre for Anthropological Research in Museums and Heritage). 

Pitt Rivers Museum Research Seminar in Visual, Material and Museum Anthropology, Trinity 2022

Online on Teams (the link is above)

Fridays, 12pm-1.30pm (Weeks 1-5)

Convened by Lola Martinez