‘Beauty has ever a healing touch’: Visible Internationalism at the 1927 Exhibition of Flemish and Belgian Art in London

Abstract

This article examines the Exhibition of Flemish and Belgian Art, 1300 to 1900, which was hosted by the London Royal Academy in 1927. Based on materials from multiple archives, it demonstrates that this event showcased both artefacts and the internationalist policies that had led to their preservation and display. This exhibition constitutes a leading example of a new kind of political performance, which expanded after 1945 and still affects international gatherings and cultural diplomacy to this day.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0960777322000303
Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Politics, History and International Relations
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Critical Inquiry into Society and Culture (CCISC)
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Additional Information: Copyright © The Author(s), 2022. This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Publication ISSN: 0960-7773
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2022-06-15
Published Online Date: 2022-06-15
Accepted Date: 2022-05-26
Authors: Scaglia, Ilaria (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5125-5570)

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