International Symposium: Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza as an art collector
- 14 and 15 October 2021
- Spanish with English subtitles, English with Spanish subtitles
An unique opportunity to learn about the creator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza collection and founder of our museum from some of the people who knew him best. Our guest speakers include conservators, restorers, historians, lawyers and architects who worked side by side with Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, as well as prestigious international scholars of his exemplary collecting efforts.
Panel (moderator: Paloma Alarcó (Chief Curator of Modern Painting, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid) .
By Ivan Gaskell (Professor of Cultural History and Museum Studies, Bard Graduate Center, New York), Nicoletta Misler (Professor, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale, Naples) and John Bowlt University of Southern California, Los Angeles).
The Cultural Diplomacy of Baron H. H. Thyssen-Bornemisza: Personal Recollections of My Tenure as Curator of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Collection from 1979 to 1986
By Simon de Pury (former chairman and chief auctioneer of Phillips de Pury & Company, private dealer, art adviser, photographer and DJ).
Panel (moderator: Guillermo Solana (Artistic Director, Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid)
By Maria de Peverelli (former gallery director Villa Favorita, now Partner and Executive chairman Art Management, Stonehage Fleming), Elisabeth Hauff (former curator at Villa Favorita, Lugano) and David Ekserdjian (Professor, University of Leicester).