Maia Wellington Gahtan, Ph.D. (Yale University, 1995) is Program Director, MA Museum Studies at the Istituto Lorenzo de’ Medici. She has published articles and books on museology and the interplay between intellectual history and the representational arts.
Donatella Pegazzano, Ph.D. (Università degli Studi di Roma e Firenze, 2000), professor at the Università degli Studi di Firenze, has published articles and books in the fields of the history of art and the history of collecting.
Contributors are: Sarah Bassett, Alexandra Bounia, Jas’ Elsner, Massimiliano Franci, Francesca Ghedini, Nathaniel Jones, Ann Kuttner, Alessandra Lazzeretti, Paolo Liverani, Ida Gilda Mastrorosa, Margaret M. Miles, Richard Neudecker, Evelyne Prioux, Giulia Salvo, Josephine Shaya and Lea Stirling.
Museum Archetypes and Collecting it the Ancient World is aimed at classical archaeologists and textual historians as well as scholars of the history of collecting and museums.
Table of contents
Preface and Acknowledgements
Maia Wellington Gahtan & Donatella Pegazzano
List of Illustrations and Photo Credits
Notes on Contributors
Museum Archetypes and Collecting: An Overview of the Public, Private, and Virtual Collections of the Ancient World
Maia Wellington Gahtan and Donatella Pegazzano
1 Towards the Museum: Perceiving the Art of “Others” in the Ancient Near East
2 Greek Temple Treasures and the Invention of Collecting
3 Collecting the Past, Creating the Future: Art Displays in the Hellenistic Mediterranean
Margaret M. Miles
4 Hellenistic Court Collecting from Alexandros to the Attalids
5 Poetic Depictions of Ancient dactyliothecae
6 The Culture of Collecting in Roma: Between Politics and Administration
7 Archetypes of Collecting in the Roman World: Antiquarianism, Gift Exchange, Identity and Time-Space as Parameters of Value
8 Verres, Cicero and Other Collectors in Late Republican Roma
9 Collectables, Antiques and Sumptuary Trends in Ancient Roma: A Look around the Dining Halls of the Late Republic and Early Empire
Ida Gilda Mastrorosa
10 Private Art Galleries in Roma: Literary and Archaeological Evidence
Francesca Ghedini and Giulia Salvo
11 Temple Inventory and Fictive Picture Gallery: Ancient Painting between Votive Offering and Artwork
12 Collecting Culture: Statues and Fragments in Roman Gardens
13 The Opportunistic Collector: Sources of Statuary Décor and the Nature of Late Antique Collecting
14 Collecting and the Creation of History
Afterword. Framing Knowledge: Collecting Objects, Collecting Texts