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Duveen Brothers storeroom, New York, ca. 1920.
March 29–30, 2004
Harold M. Williams Auditorium, The Getty Center


In conjunction with its 2003–2004 research theme "Markets and Value," the Getty Research Institute hosts an international conference focusing on the role of the dealer in the art market. Over 30 invited participants, including renowned scholars, antiquarians, gallery owners, and conservators examine the dealer's changing role in the evaluation, migration, and promotion of works of art. The first session of day one, "Shapes of the Dealer," addresses the status of dealers from the early-modern period to the present. Subsequent sessions consider the activities of dealers and how they have shaped markets, artists, and the value of works of art. The second day includes two special panel discussions: one focuses on the significance of the vast Duveen archive, held in the special collections of the Research Library at the Getty Research Institute; the other investigate activities of the art market during the Nazi era. An evening session with prominent East and West Coast dealers of contemporary art completes the conference.