Call for Papers: 7th Annual Conference of The International Art Market Studies Association

Call for papers now open for the 7th Annual conference of The International Art Market Studies Association to be held 11th – 13th July 2024 at the University of Melbourne, Australia.

From 11th – 13th July 2024, the University of Melbourne, Australia, will host the seventh annual conference of The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA), and its third in-person gathering since the COVID-19 pandemic. TIAMSA is an international professional/academic organisation dedicated to the study of art markets of all regions and periods and to developing an infrastructure which supports both research and networking among art market professionals and scholars working in the area. Its membership comprises both individual members (collectors, art world professionals, scholars and students from across a wide range of disciplines), as well as corporate members, institutional, and association members.

The Melbourne 2024 conference will adopt a hybrid mode of delivery, permitting either in person presentations or paper delivery via zoom. Building on the success of previous conferences held in Brussels, Berlin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Vienna and London, the 2024 Melbourne TIAMSA conference invites proposals on a broad range of topics related to the art market in its various incarnations.

Deadline for submissions: 1st November 2023

Conference Objectives and Scope

As the first iteration of TIAMSA to be staged outside Europe, the 2024 Melbourne TIAMSA conference aims to engage with current and emerging perspectives on the art market with a particular focus on the implications and challenges created by the continuously evolving and expanding diversified world art markets of the 21st century.

While focusing on targeted case studies from both historical and contemporary perspectives, the conference also aims to engage directly with such broad and overarching topic areas as:

➢Multiple art markets across an expanded field of diverse geographic regions:East and Southeast Asia; the Middle East and North Africa; Australia, NewZealand and the Pacific

➢First Nations art markets

➢Art and value; the value of art

➢Changing museum models (private and public) and the art market (includingGlobal South case studies and other geographic regions)

➢Collectors, donors, philanthropists: The art market and shifting notions ofgifting and philanthropy

➢Clashing cultures: war, political uncertainty, climate catastrophe and world artmarkets

➢Art, commerce, politics: artists’ rights, activism and political agency incontemporary art markets, Feminism, LGBTQI+, cultural identity, artisticreputation and professional visibility in world art markets

➢Provenance, collecting, museums and the art market

➢Professional ethics, arts law, intellectual property and cultural heritage in theart market

➢Actors, agents and self-determination: Artists, dealers, gallerists, consultants,and curators operating in shifting artworlds

➢The internet, AI and other digital art markets and platforms

➢Economic and historical developments in the art market

➢ Biennales, art fairs and the circulation of art across art world networks

The conference convenors and organising committee welcome a diverse range of perspectives from artists, scholars, museum and industry professionals, arts law and cultural policy makers, and all others with an interest in the area. While specifically targeting papers on the topics given above, the convenors and conference committee will also welcome paper and panel suggestions in other areas and will also aim to include at least one open session to allow for maximum flexibility and inclusion of potential speakers in the 2024 Melbourne conference.

To submit a proposal, please send an abstract (300-500 words) and a brief biography to Associate Professor Christopher Marshall and Dr Georgina Walker, at:

A presenter may submit one paper abstract for consideration for TIAMSA Melbourne 2024. Please include the following in your submission:

  • • paper title (15-word maximum)
  • • paper abstract (300-500 word maximum)
  • • full name, current affiliation, and email address.
  • • CV (pdf or doc upload)
  • • PhD or other terminal degree completion year (past or expected)
  • • Deadline for submission of proposals 1st November 2023
  • • Date of response from the committee 8th December 2023

Please indicate if you are a PhD candidate and/or early career researcher in order to be considered for a TIAMSA travel stipend to support the costs involved in travelling to attend the conference.

Please also note your preference to present at Melbourne TIAMSA 2024 in person or via zoom.

Contact Information
Associate Professor Christopher R. Marshall
Associate Professor of Art History and Museum Studies, the University of Melbourne, Australia Email:

Dr Georgina S. Walker

Teaching Associate in Art History and Curatorship, the University of Melbourne, Australia Email:

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