• The Diplomacy of Art: Irish, Spanish and Latin American Artwork in a Historic Building of Geneva

    Author(s):
    Edmundo Murray (see profile)
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    History of Art, International Organization
    Subject(s):
    Art history, International relations, Diplomatic history, Irish studies, Contemporary Spain
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Cultural diplomacy, International organizations, ILO, GATT, WTO
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/mwx5-yp46
    Abstract:
    This article focuses on the works of art offered by Irish, Spanish, Brazilian and other governments and institutions to embellish the Centre William Rappard since 1926 to date. The Centre William Rappard is the first building in Geneva designed to house an international organization. It was built for the International Labour Office, and later occupied by the United Nations High Commissioner for the Refugees, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade secretariat, and currently the World Trade Organization. The article studies the messages sent by powerful players of international relations who donate, receive, restore and sometimes suppress works of art to support their political aims.
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    Published
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