Rococo in Scandinavia

This conference will gather experts from Denmark, Sweden, Finland, France, UK and USA in order to explore the many ways in which the history of style affected the arts and the culture of Scandinavia over the course of the long eighteenth century by exploring the Rococo stream.

Talks will be in held English.

Participation is free. However, there is a limited number of seats, so registration is compulsory. Please register at

Deadline for registration is May 19, 2017


Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset


13:30 - Welcome by H.E. François Zimeray, French Ambassador to Denmark

13:40 - Fatal Fires: How Copenhagen Lost its Rococo…
              Charlotte Christensen, former curator at the Designmuseum (Denmark)

14:00 - Saved from the Fire and Sent to the Garden: Rococo from the First
              Christiansborg at Rosenborg
              Jørgen Hein, senior curator at Rosenborg Palace (Denmark)

14:20 - Coexistence or Transition? Rococo and Classicism in Queen Louisa Ulrika’s
              Museum at Drottningholm
              Merit Laine, Associate Professor, Dept. of Art History, Uppsala University

14:40 - The Color of the Rococo: French Tapestries after Oudry and Boucher in
              Pascal Bertrand, Professor of History of art at University of Bordeaux-Montaigne

15:00 - Fashioning the Rococo: Looking for a Rococo Wardrobe
              Corinne Thépaut-Cabasset, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellow at SAXO
              Institute, University of Copenhagen (Denmark)

15:20 - Shipwreck Findings: a Rococo Petticoat and Luxury Textiles from Sankt Mikael
              Shipwreck (1747)
              Krista Vajanto, Researcher, Archaeologist, Aalto University (Finland)

15:40 - Print Culture and the Dissemination of French Rococo Design in Eighteenth
              Century Europe
              Michael Yonan, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Missouri (USA)

16:00 - ‘Une exquise expression artistique’: Spectacularising the Rococo at the 1935
             Exhibition or Eighteenth Century French Art in Copenhagen
              Barbara Lasic, Professor of art history at University of Buckingham (UK)

16:20 - Discussion

16:45 - Piano Concert

17:00 - Tour of the Palais Thott