The Innovative Character of RICONTRANS

RICONTRANS studies for the first time a large and neglected body of art objects, paying attention not only to masterpieces, but also to mass produced artefacts.
It analyses them not only as objects of art or piety, but also as important historical sources for the relations between Russia and Southeastern Europe between the 16th to the early 20th century.
RICONTRANS applies an innovative research approach for the transnational study of art objects and their circulation in large regions of Europe.
The Project launches inter-sectoral collaboration between museums, universities and research institutions, consolidating an international and interdisciplinary network of leading scholars as well as training a new generation of scholars in the field.
Through exhibitions and various open activities, it will draw public attention to thus so far neglected art objects, highlighting the political, social and cultural contexts of their transfer.
Through its genuine interdisciplinary character, RICONTRANS endorses and cultivates a contemporary conception of art history.