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The Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association

Catalogue Raisonné: [Fr., = carefully studied or methodical catalogue.] A descriptive catalogue arranged according to subjects, or branches of subjects; hence gen. or loosely, a classified or methodical list. (OED)

The Catalogue Raisonné Scholars Association was founded in 1994 to serve the interests of scholars and others engaged in the catalogue raisonné process. Our members typically research a single artist’s body of work to establish a reliable list of authentic works, their chronology, and history (usually including provenance, bibliographic, and exhibition histories). Our membership also includes those who are not actively engaged in such a project but who have a keen interest in this type of work such as patrons, collectors, art dealers, attorneys, and software designers.

CRSA 2015 Conference

CRSA Conference June 13 and 14, 2015
The CRSA is thrilled to announce that we will be holding a two-day conference on the practicalities of catalogue raisonné work at the Museum of Modern Art, New York on June 13 and 14, 2015. The conference will cover topics germane to the catalogue raisonné scholar including research methodologies, funding, databases, legal issues, publishing, outreach, and more. Panels and roundtables will include members of our own scholarly community as well as outside experts in supporting fields.

The conference will allow CRSA members to explore current best practices in an atmosphere of dialogue and scholarly support.

A preliminary program is available here. If you have not already registered, you may do so by emailing Conference registration is $100 for CRSA members and $150 for non-members.

Current officers:

Katy Rogers, President
Dedalus Foundation, Judd Foundation

Susan Cooke, Director of Programming
The Estate of David Smith

Shaina D. Larrivee, Director of Publications
The Isamu Noguchi Foundation & Garden Museum

Carl Schmitz, Director of Communications
The Richard Diebenkorn Foundation

Suzi Villiger, Director of Membership
Joan Mitchell Catalogue Raisonné

Interested in joining the CRSA? Download our membership form.