36th CIHA World Congress - Lyon 2024

L’ÉCOLE’s participation at the 36th Congress of the Comité International d’Histoire from June 23 to 28, 2024

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In line with our mission to develop and consolidate jewelry knowledge, for the first time, L’ÉCOLE,  School of Jewelry Arts participated at the international congress organized by the CIHA (Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art). Answering to the topic of this edition, « matter and materiality », researchers proposed two presentations on colored diamonds and molded enamel miniature portrait under Louis the XIVth. The School also invited two specialists to discuss of gems in art history. And the public was ble to pursue its investigation at the book fair with a booth presenting L’ÉCOLE's recent publications. 

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CIHA Lyon 2024

CIHA Lyon 2024

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CIHA Lyon 2024

CIHA Lyon 2024

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CIHA Lyon 2024

CIHA Lyon 2024

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Ciha Lyon 2024

CIHA Lyon 2024

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Ciha Lyon

CIHA Lyon 2024

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Program of L’ÉCOLE at CIHA

CIHA Lyon 2024

CIHA Lyon 2024

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CIHA Lyon 2024

CIHA Lyon 2024

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CIHA Lyon 2024

CIHA Lyon 2024

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Talks

1. Monday, June 24, 11:00 AM | Room Rhône 1, Lyon Convention Center, in English

Marie-Laure CASSIUS-DURANTON, Léonard POUY “The Evolution of Color as a Diamond Valuation Criterion from the Enlightenment to the Present-Day” 

Today fancy color diamonds are the most desirable gems. Based on descriptions of colored diamonds in auction catalogs since the 18th century, we will trace the evolution of the criteria and vocabulary used on the market to qualify the material of diamonds, in particular their color. The aim will be to show the extent to which merchants appropriated scientific language to qualify the material, and how this language was interpreted, manipulated and used for the benefit of the market from the 18th century to the present day, between the history of science, trade and taste.


2. Wednesday, June 26, 09:00 AM | Room Rhône 3A, Lyon Convention Center, in English

Léonard POUY “Deference and Repetition. The art of molded enamel miniature portraiture under Louis the XIVth”  

At a time when substance and multiplicity are opposed by philosophers, where the diamond starts to be more and more rationally faceted and where every portrait of “His Most Christian Majesty” feels sacred, the technique of molded enamel questions through its advent the status of the royal figure “in the Age of its Mechanical Reproduction”, a domain previously reserved for prints and the non-precious. This communication shall evaluate to what extent this new type of portrait, as major technical innovation inaugurating pre-industrial jewelry and image of an image shaped as a classicist simulacrum, can be perceived as the symbolic form of a state and a monarch forced to redefine and represent themselves. 

Panel Discussion

Tuesday, June 25, 4:00 PM | Pasteur Auditorium, Lyon Convention Center, in English

Sven Dupré, Gérard Panczer, Guillaume Glorieux, Emmanuelle Amiot et Marie-Laure Cassius-Duraton :“Gems in Art History: Materials, Technologies and Circulations” 

Around the topic « Gems in Art History: Materials, Technologies and Circulations”, two specialists confront their point of views: one scientist devoted to advanced technologies in gems analysis, Gérard Panczer, Professor and Researcher at Lyon’s University and Institut Lumière Matière (ILM), and one art historian, Sven Dupré, Director of the Research Institute for History and Art History of History of Art, and Professor of History of Art, Science and Technology at Utrecht University. The purpose is to understand how these two disciplines can provide new perspectives on provenance and authentication, art market and circulation of goods, and art history. 

Book Fair

The Book Fair of the 36th CIHA Congress Lyon 2024 represents a unique opportunity for L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts to promote a selection of its publications dedicated to the history of art and jewelry. Three book-signing sessions will be organized on the L'ÉCOLE stand to promote the following books: Les Arts Joailliers, métiers d'excellence (Gallimard- L'École des Arts Joailliers, 2019) with Guillaume Glorieux, L'ornement précieux 1 (De Luca- L'École des Arts Joailliers, 2023) with Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton and Guillaume Glorieux and L'hôtel de Mercy-Argenteau, un écrin pour l'histoire (Parigramme- L'École des Arts Joailliers, 2023) with Léonard Pouy.

Authors from L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts at book signings

Les Arts Joailliers, métiers d’excellence 
Guillaume Glorieux

  • Monday, June 24 - 2 to 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 25 - 2 to 2:30 pm
  • Wednesday, June 26 - 10 to 10:30 am

L’ornement précieux 1

  • Monday, June 24 - 2:30 pm to 3 pm (Guillaume Glorieux and Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton)
  • Tuesday June 25 - 2:30 pm to 3 pm (Guillaume Glorieux)
  • Wednesday June 26 - 10:30 am to 11am (Guillaume Glorieux) and 2:30pm to 3pm (Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton)
  • Thursday June 27 - 2:30 pm to 3 pm (Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton)

L’hôtel de Mercy-Argenteau, un écrin pour l’histoire
Léonard Pouy

  • Monday, June 24 - 3 pm to 3:30 pm 
  • Tuesday June 25 - 3 pm to 3:30 pm 
  • Wednesday, June 26 - 11 am to 11:30 am