Empathy and science
A symposium dedicated to Professor Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf
In 2010, Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf will retire, after several decades at the Department of Art History at Stockholm University – where she has been a professor since 1998. As a researcher and lecturer Margaretha is characterised by her curiosity, open-mindedness and scope. She has written about subjects ranging from the Parthenon Frieze, via Poussin and Bernini, to several contemporary artists. We want to celebrate Margaretha with a symposium where friends and colleagues will talk on various aspects of art from their own professional vantage points.
Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf
Photo: Albin Dahlström/Moderna Museet
David Neuman is Museum director of Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall and affiliated professor of Curating Art. International Masters programme in Curating Art, including Management and Law, at Stockholm University. David Carrier is a professor at the Department of Art History and Art, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and his latest publication is the book Proust/Warhol. Analytical Philosophy of Art (2009). Magdalena Holdar is a university lecturer at the Department of Art History at Stockholm University and one of Margaretha’s many students who have completed their PhD under her auspices. Eva Koch is an internationally acclaimed video artist working in Copenhagen and Madrid. Peter Gillgren is a professor at the Department of Art History, Stockholm University and Anna Tellgren is curator at the Moderna Museet.
Friday, 10 September, 2010
1.30 – 6.00 pm
Auditorium, Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen
1.30 – 2.00 Anna Tellgren: Welcome
Introduction and presentation by David Neuman
2.00 – 3.00 David Carrier: The Modern Art Museum
3.00 – 3.30 Magdalena Holdar: Curating Art
3.30 – 4.30 Eva Koch: On VILLAR
4.30 – 5.00 Conclusion by Peter Gillgren
5.00 – 6.00 Refreshments
Admission is free, but participants must register no later than 6 September!
Register by sending an e-mail to:
For more information, please contact: Vendela Grundell, 08-16 21 65
The symposium is organised jointly by the Department of Art History at Stockholm University and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.