Lisa Skogh Biography
Name: Dr. Lisa Skogh
Role: Visiting Research Fellow
Research Project: “The Kunstkammer and the Early Modern Consort: Knowledge, Networks and Influences”
History of collecting in the early modern period and more specifically the Kunstkammer (Cabinets of Curiosities), Wunderkammer (Cabinet of Wonders), eaarly modern collecting, patronage, early modern women’s history, early modern knowledge in reference to the arts and the sciences, amateurship, metallurgy and princely mining cultures, miniatures and portraiture as collectibles, displays and as part of exchange of dynastic manifestation and ideas, art brokerage, baroque ivories turned and sculpted, and early modern designers and designs, and in all the above the aspect of political culture of the arts.
Selected Research Outputs (Exhibitions)
Victoria and Albert Museum, Europe Gallery 1600-1800 (aspects of the Cabinet) forthcoming 2015
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, Wild Boar and Peaches. A reunion of Two 18th-century Artists 2008
Selected Published Writings/ Papers
Books and exhibition catalogues“Material Worlds. Queen Hedwig Eleonora as Collector and Patron” (2103) Published by the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences, the Centre for the History of Science (Monograph)
European silver in the Nationalmuseum, 1500-1850, volume II (Stockholm: Nationalmuseum, 2011) (complete collection catalogue)
Swedish silver in the Nationalmuseum, 1500-1850, vol. I, Nationalmuseum, Stockholm, 2009) (complete collection catalogue)
“Alexander McQueen’s Cabinet of Curiosities” (tbc) in Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty,
ed. Claire Wilcox, exhibition catalogue, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2015.
“Amateurship, Patronage and the Consort in the Early Modern German Princely context” The Varied Role of the Amateur in the Early Modern Europe, co-editing a special issue of a journal together with Vera Keller (University of Oregon in The Varied Role of the Amateur in the Early Modern Europe, eds. Vera Keller and Lisa Skogh, special issue, (publisher tbc).
Hedwig Eleonora as Collector in “Hedwig Eleonora - the Queen of the Swedish Baroque” (2015) Royal Collections, Sweden (forthcoming, 2015).
“Continental Princely Mining Culture on Display in the Swedish Royal Collections” (in progress)
“17th –century Artists, Designers and Ivories” (in progress)
“Swedish Royal Patronage and Collecting in a Northern German Context” in Queen Hedwig Eleonora and the Arts: Court Culture in 17th-century Northern Europe together with Kristoffer Neville (University of California, Riverside). Ashgate series Women and Gender in Early Modern World. The publication consists of articles of fifteen distinguished scholars.
Articles“South, East and North: The Swedish Royal Collections and Dowager Queen Hedwig Eleonora (1636-1715)”in Collecting The East & West, eds. Andrea Galdy, Susan Bracken, Adriana Turpin (Newcastle on Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing, 2013).
“Ivory portrait medallions in the collection of Swedish Queen Hedwig Eleonora of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp” in Barocke Kunststückh. Sculpture studies in Honour of Christian Theuerkauff Festschrift, eds. Marjorie Trusted and RegineMarth (Munich: HirmerVerlag, 2011).
“Dynastic Representation. A Book Collection of Queen Hedwig Eleonora (1636-1715) & Her Role as a Patron of the Arts” in Konsthistorisktidskrift/Art History Journal, (London: Taylor & Francis), 80: 2, 108-123, June 2011.
“Politics of Possession. The Pretiosa Collection of Hedwig Eleonora” for the Journal of the History of Collections (Oxford Journals, Oxford University Press) (online 2010), 2011, num. 23 (2) eds. Jessica Keating, Lia Markey & Arthur MacGregor, 333-347, in the special issue: Caputured Objects. Inventories of early modern collections.
“Das Uppsala-Inventar. Zu einerBüchersammlung von Hedwig Eleonoras von Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorf (1636-1715), Königinwitwe von Schweden“ in Sammeln, Lesen, Übersetzen als höfische Praxis in der FrühenNeuzeit. Die böhmischeBibliothek der FürstenEggenbergimKontext der Fürsten- und Fürstinnenbibliothek der Zeit, eds. Jill Bepler& Helga Meise, WolfenbütteleerForschungen 126, Herzog August Bibliothek (2010), 307-334.
“Material Ad Vivum: Agate and Ivory in the Kunstkammer”, joint paper with Professor emerita Marcia Pointon, University of Manchester, at the conference Ad Vivum? Nov. 21-22, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London.
“The Kunstkammer and the Early Modern Consort: Knowledge, Networks and Influences” research-in-progress presentation in the Postgraduate seminar, History of Art Dept., Birkbeck, Univ. of London, Dec. 11, 2015
“Mines as Subterranean Kunstkammern”, in the session Material Culture of the Mines in Early Modern Europe I-II, Renaissance Society of America annual conference, Berlin, March 26-28, 2015.
“Gerbier: the Amateur and Miniaturist”, at the international interdisciplinary symposium, A Collector of Secrets: Sir Balthazar Gerbier (1592-1663) in cultural diplomacy and the arts, Research Deptartment, Victoria and Albert Museum, June 4-5, 2015.
Papers“Jacobsdahl and the North German courtly influences in Scandinavian palatial contexts” in the panel Decorating the Architcture of Leisure. Interpreting the Satellite's Decore between Politics and Nature at the conference Looking for Leisure. Court Residences and their Satellites 1400-1700, part of the Research Network Palatium, at the Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences, Prague, 6-7 June, 2014.
“Collecting Ephemera. Melons as Means of Princely Display, Exchange and Knowledge in the Early Modern Period” at Association of Art Historians, London, 10-12 April 2014
“Amateurship, Patronage and the Mining Culture in the Early Modern German Princely Context” at Renaissance Society of America, March 27-29, 2014 in the session “The Varied Role of the Amateur”.
“Dowager Queen Hedwig Eleonora as a Collector and Patron of the Arts” at the Royal Armoury, Stockholm, March 20, 2014.
“Queen Hedwig Eleonora – a Liebhaberin of the Arts”at the symposiumA Queen Emerges. Hedwig Eleonora of Sweden and Baroque Court Culture Around the Balticat the Royal Coin Cabinet, Stockholm, 1, Oct. 2013
“Amateurship, Patronage and the Consort. Luxury and Knowledge in the Early Modern German Princely Context” part of the workshop The Production of Luxury: Skills, Materials, and Networks to at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 4-5 July, 2013. This workshop forms part of the Leverhumle The Luxury Network: Luxury and the Manipulation of Desire: Historical Perspectives for Contemporary Debates.
Bergwerke & Handsteine in the Royal Swedish Collections 1650-1720 at the conference “Collecting Nature” at Schwabenakademie, KlosterIrsee on 24 – 28 May 2013.
Ivories in the collections of Queen Christina (1626-1689) and Queen Hedwig Eleonora (1636-1715) Ivory Study Group, at Rosenborg, Copenhagen, 29-30 April, 2013.
The Power of Fragility. Widowhood, Politics &Collecting, in the panel “Royal Dynasties Abroad. Constructing Cultural Identities at the Foreign Court I: Identity & Insecurity”, RSA, Washington DC, March 23, 2012, panels organized by David Taylor &Catriona Murray.
Pretiosa, Politics & Memorabilia. The Collecting & Patronage of Hedwig Eleonora of Schleswig-Holstein-Gottorp, lecture part of ”The History of Collecting Seminar” at The Wallace Collection, London, Nov. 28, 2011.
Conferences and Symposia organisation
Material Culture of the Mines in Early Modern Europe I-II, at the Renaissance Society of America annual conference, Berlin March 26-28. Co-organisation with Dr Tina Assmusen (Max Planck Institute, Berlin), Dr Henrike Haug (Technische Universität, Berlin) and the RSA discipline representative of History of Science, Professor Monica Azzonlini (University of Edinburgh).The sessions includes a group of international scholars as speakers. Confirmed chairs are Professor Pamela H. Smith (Columbia University) and Dr Pamela O. Long (independant.scholar).
A Collector of Secrets. Sir Balthazar Gerbier (1592-1663) in cultural diplomacy and the arts, Research Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, June 4-5, 2015. International interdisciplinary symposium coorganised with Vera Keller (University of Oregon) and Nadine Akkerman (Leiden University). Symposium includes a group of renowned international scholars as speakers and chairs and confirmed keynote speaker is Professor Linda Levy Peck (Georg Washington University, DC), concluding remarks will be given by Professor Jerry Brotton, University of London, Queen Mary
1-4 Oct. 2013
“A Queen Emerges. Hedwig Eleonora of Sweden and Baroque Court Culture around the Baltic”
International symposium at the Royal Collections of Sweden & Stockholm University, Stockholm, 1-4 Oct. 2013 Organising committee: Merit Laine (Royal Collections), Lisa Skogh (Stockholm University), Stefan Fogelberg-Rota (La Sapienza), MårtenSnickare (Stockholm University)
“The Varied Role of the Amateur I-II” co-organised between professor Vera Keller (Univ. of Oregon) and Lisa Skogh (Victoria and Albert Museum) and discipline representative sponsor is prof. Jessica Wolfe (Univ. of South Carolina) at the Renaissance Society of America, New York, 27-29 March, 2014.