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In his latest article published on The Art Newspaper, Bendor Grosvenor urges art history students (and readers) to "stop reading, start looking" if they really want to prepare for a career in the art world. Furthermore, he advocates for more connoisseurship courses in the art history universities' programs as well as more time spent looking at artworks. What else is missing from our university courses? The list is quite long (one day we might even write it up), but to spend more time with the artworks is definitely THE starting point.


January 25th, 2018

born today: Pompeo Girolamo Batoni, Italian painter (1708)


A new permanent display ("Galleria delle Incisioni") of the prints collected by the archaeologist Giacomo Boni is now ready to see in Palazzo Altemps in Rome.

At the Morgan Library, NYC the exhibition Power and Grace: Drawings by Rubens, Van Dyck, and Jordaens has just opened its doors (until April 29th).

The Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona is hosting

The BNF in Paris (site François-Mitterrand) is presenting (until February 25th) an exhibition on Antoni Clavé, a XXth century-peintre graveur.

It's still open Ihr kinderlein kommet at the Kunstmuseum Basel showing 15th and 16th century prints depicting the Christ Child (until February 25th).

Jacopo de‘ Barbari – ein Italiener und die Renaissance im Norden is the new exhibition organised by the SMB Kupferstichkabinett held at the Gemäldegalerie until March 11th.


The spring programme of the "World Art Research Seminar" (Norwich, 17 Jan-2 May 18) will include a seminar by Dr. Ben Thomas (History of Art and Media, University of Kent) entitled: "Curating Raphael's Drawings: Invention and Eloquence" (February 7th, Lecture Theatre, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Art, Norwich).

Within the "Seminaires de la Chaire europeenne du College de France (Paris, 25 Jan-4 Jun 18)", don't miss "Raphaël, Raimondi, Dürer et la circulation des images : le cas de Lucrèce", seminar by Henri de Riedmatten, Université de Zurich (February 16th, Amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre, Paris).

Among its "Behind-the-scene" tours, the British Museum will offer four 80-minute tours to the Mark Pigott Paper Conservation and Mounting Studio on January 30th. The tours are free but booking is essential:



The journal MDCCC 1800 (Università Ca Foscari, Venice) issued a Call for Articles for its seventh issue (autumn 2018): topics include History of Museums and Art Collecting, History of Photography, Travel Literature, Antiquarianism. Papers to be submitted by March 4th.

If your research project falls into the Digital Humanities, take a look at the RAHN's CFP "Digital Humanities for Academic and Curatorial Practices" (Rome, 23-24 March). Proposals to be sent by March 1st.

Reminder for the artists: the deadline for the Premio Internazionale 2018 “Libro d’Artista” by Fondazione Torrita Cultura has been extended to February 28th!

ON THE BOOKSHELF (journals):

The January-March 2018 issue of Grafica d'Arte is out (n. 113) featuring, among other, articles on XXth and contemporary printmakers.

Reminder: the Call for Articles ends on April 30th!

The January issue of Kunstkronik (published by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in München) is out, with two articles concerning graphic art.


Two recent publications on Piranesi will be presented together at the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome on January 31st: Francesco Nevola (ed.) Giovanni Battista Piranesi, predecessori, contemporanei e successori. Studi in onore di John Wilton-Ely (2016) and Ginevra Mariani (ed.) Giambattista Piranesi. Matrici incise 1761-1765 (2017).


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Silvia Massa

AG Communication Coordinator

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