Science, Museology and Connoisseurship: The Birth of the Scientific Study of Works of Art

  • Sep 27, 2023Sep 29, 2023
  • Online


This international conference hosted by the Museo del Prado’s Studies Center is intended as an opportunity to deepen knowledge of the disciplinary transformations that took place in the early decades of the 20th century, when the intersection of scientific and historiographical research became irreversibly evident.

This conference addresses the change in the field of art history that took place under the impulse of scientific connoisseurship along with the renewal of restoration practices and the new institutional purposes of museums. These changes happened due to the activity of pioneers who went beyond disciplinary boundaries or purely professional practice to find significant support in initiatives of international institutions and organizations affiliated with the League of Nations.

Organized by the Centro de Estudios del Prado, the international conference is directed by Marco Cardinali and Ana González Mozo.

Learn more

Free. Register until September 18, 2023.