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5th April, 2018

Born today: Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732)


Everybody wants Goya! After the exhibition in Bagnacavallo, Goya's prints are now on display at the Musei Civici in Pavia with GOYA. Follia e ragione all’alba della modernità (31 March-10 June). An exhibition on Goya's Proverbs is also being held at the Casa Raffaello in Urbino (31 March-13 May).

CLOSING SOON: The exhibition La naissance du style Guimard. Dessins d'architecture et objets d'art de la collection du Musée d'Orsay (Paris, Musée d'Orsay) will close on April 8. Hurry up! In the same location, the exhibition Extérieur - Intérieurs. Le décor par l'architecte au XIXe siècle will be open until April 22.

For those in The Hague, the Gemeentemuseum has prints of the Barbizon School on display until June 24: A breath of fresh air!

The Palazzo Ducale in Venice is hosting the exhibition John Ruskin: Le Pietre di Venezia (until June 10) with drawings and watercolours, but also Ruskin's "Venetian Notebooks", and other paintings as well as daguerrotypes and photos that document the extraordinary relationship between Ruskin and Venice, Italy, Nature.

The Musée du dessin et de l'estampe originale de Gravelines will host the exhibition Chemins de traverse with works by Wendelien Schönfeld and Pascale Hémery. The vernissage will take place on Sunday, April 8; the exhibition will be open until September 16.


The Museum Folkwang in Essen is looking for a curator of photography (full-time, 4 years). Apply by April 17!

Ars Graphica London invites members to attend a special evening viewing of the exhibition Cultural Sniping: Photographic Collaborations in the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive in London, Pelz Gallery. The event, which will include a talk by Dr Patrizia Di Bello (Senior Lecturer in the History and Theory of Photography at Birkbeck, University of London) will take place around mid April, please sign up via by April 6. Wall and Page Display. Reconsidering Presentational Context in Photographic Exhibitions, 1950-1970 is a conference that will take place at Central Saint Martins College, University of the Arts London (Granary Square, London) on Wednesday, 18 April (6–9 pm). See here for details, programme and booking.


7 April: the Bottega Fagnola in Turin will host a course on printmaking techniques identification.

14 April: the association Grafica Insieme invites us to the talks dedicated to graphic art and the East, taking place at the Scuola Grafica Genovese (Genoa).

18 April: Fritz Koreny (former curator of Graphic Art at the Albertina) will give a talk dedicated to Bosch's drawings, entitled: Zu Hieronymus Boschs Zeichnungen: eigenhändig - oder doch nicht? The event will take place at 6.30 pm at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich.

26-27 April: the Institut für Architekturgeschichte der Universitätsbibliothek Stuttgart, together with the Württembergische Landesbibliothek Stuttgart, is organising the workshop Sammeln unter Kollegen. Architekturzeichnungen in Architektensammlungen der Moderne dedicated to architecture drawings. The event will include several talks (with an evening talk by Hans-Dieter Nägelke, Architekturmuseum der TU Berlin) and a forum for those who wish to present their own research projects connected to the workshop's main topics.

Sign up via by April 20.


The University of Vienna and the Albertina will host the Studienkurs zu Theorie und Praxis der Zeichnung (30 July - 3 August). Participants will present and discuss their own projects, but will also have the chance to look into the curatorial practices at the Albertina. Send your application (CV, presentation letter and your presentation's abstract) by mid May to Travel and accommodation costs will be covered.


The University of Antwerp Library announces that the website for the

Thijs Collection of devotional prints and texts is now available online, both in its Dutch and English version. Throughout his life, the historian, collector and scholar Alfons K.L. Thijs assembled objects, images and texts relating to his study of the everyday life, work and devotional practices of people living in Flanders and Belgium between 16th and 19th centuries.

Around 1100 objects from the Thijs Collection have been digitised and can now be searched via the online database. To see the images, which are currently kept at the Ruusbroec Institute, get in touch with Dr. Tom Deneire, Director of Special Collections ( and Dr. Karen L. Bowen, Print Collection (


See you in two weeks,

good luck with your projects!

Silvia Massa

AG communication coordinator

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