In the first instance, RFGVC is designed to cohere and draw upon the considerable expertise and research networks of Germanists based in Scottish academic and art institutions, and to create various opportunities for knowledge transfer.
Beyond this goal, the Forum is intended as a key research exchange point encouraging relations within a matrix of international research institutions, centres, associations, and societies.
RFGVC encourages contact between art historians and curators, fostering and contributing to the development of national and international collaborative, cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research by means of seminars, conferences, colloquia, and lectures.
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