The Market for Munch

Speaker: Frances Carey - Independent scholar

Over a fifty-year period from 1894, Munch produced some 850 different printed compositions with as many as 30,000 impressions. His prints were exhibited on at least 268 occasions between 1895 and 1942 and a catalogue raisonné had been published by the end of 1907. Who was his audience and what capital, cultural as well as financial, did the work require?

The seminar anticipates the British Museum’s print exhibition (in association with the Munchmuseet in Oslo): Edvard Munch: Love and Angst from 11 April – 21 July 2019.

Frances Carey is a freelance academic advisor, curator and consultant. She is also running a charity founded by the Viennese émigré artist, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky (1906-96). From 1975-2011, Carey worked at the British Museum, mainly in the Prints and Drawings Department where she developed the modern collection. From 2003-2009, she was the British Museum’s first Head of National Programmes before being appointed, in 2009, Senior Consultant for Public Engagement, a position she held until 2011.

Carey’s most recent projects have involved exhibitions of Nikolai Astrup (1880-1928), Places of the Mind (British landscape watercolours and drawings 1850-1950), Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945) and Edvard Munch.

Organised by Dr Klara Kemp-Welch (The Courtauld)

5:00pm, 11 Jun 2021

Monday 11th March 2019

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Vernon Square, Penton Rise, Kings Cross, London