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Casting a new Canon: Collecting and treating casts of Greek and Roman sculpture, 1850-1939

Payne, EM; (2019) Casting a new Canon: Collecting and treating casts of Greek and Roman sculpture, 1850-1939. Cambridge Classical Journal , 65 pp. 113-149. 10.1017/S1750270519000034. Green open access

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Abstract

From the mid-nineteenth century, it became de rigueur for Classics Departments to acquire casts of Greek and Roman sculpture to form reference and experimental collections. Recent scholarship has revived such casts, investigating their role as instruments of teaching and research, and their wavering popularity. This paper further examines the aims of those responsible for collecting casts, and discusses how these objectives influenced their materiality and treatment, as well as showing how the de facto creation of a new canon of casts through their repetition across the collections of different institutions contributed to the decline in their perceived importance.

Type: Article
Title: Casting a new Canon: Collecting and treating casts of Greek and Roman sculpture, 1850-1939
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S1750270519000034
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1750270519000034
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10090827
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