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The Embassy of Slovenia in Rome presents "Fragilità dell'essere" an exhibition by Karmen Corak and Andrej Brumen Čop, which will be open between May 8 and 15. Vernissage May 7, 7PM (Accademia di Belle Arti di Roma, Via di Ripetta 222). The exhibition presents around 66 artworks among drawings on Japanese paper, photos and canvas paintings.

The Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs (Magny-les-Hameaux) hosts the exhibition: Traits divins. Dessins français du musée d'Orléans, XVII c. (23 march-1 July) featuring 53 dessins français du Grand Siècle.

Plantu, 50 ans de dessin de presse is open until June 3 at the Bibliothèque Nationale de France - site François Mitterand/Galerie des donateurs. The exhibition, in collaboration with DRAWING NOW Art Fair et Art Paris Art Fair 2018, displays around 100 original drawings and some satirical sculptures.

Syrens, satyrs and sphinxes is the new display currently showing at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem (NL), until June 10, presenting a selection of drawings and prints featuring mythical creatures from the collection of the Museum.

At the Courtauld Gallery in London a new exhibition is opening on May 3: Artists at work (until July 15). Here you can read a blog post about the exhibition, written by Anita Sganzerla, co-curator of the exhibition together with Deanna Petherbridge (author of The Primacy of Drawing). Through a selection of drawings from the XVI to the XX century, this exhibition aims to illustrate the range in which artists have represented themselves and others making art.


Rome, 7 May: Behind the Surface of Raphael’s Drawings - Research Seminar with Angelamaria Aceto (Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford - currently Museum Fellow at the Bibliotheca Hertziana). Bibliotheca Hertziana, Villino Stroganoff, 11AM.

Milan, 12-13 May: #MilanoGraphicArt will host more than 50 events across the city, from exhibitions to workshops and meetings in artist studios. This first edition is curated by Claudio Salsi, Alessia Alberti and Giovanna Mori.


May 31: Workshop and Traveling seminar in the Study of Sixteenth-Century Italian Drawings. The Dresden Kupferstichkabinett invites applications for a program dedicated to drawings connoisseurship and curatorial practice, with a main focus on XVI c. Italian drawings. It will be led by Stephanie Buck and Gudula Metze (Kupferstichkabinett Dresden); Chris Fischer (Center for Advanced Studies in Master Drawings, Copenhagen) and Heiko Damm (Johannes Gutenbuerg University, Mainz).

June 4 - CFP L'incisione belga e neerlandese nell'Italia del primo Novecento (La gravure belge et néerlandaise en Italie au début du XXe siècle). The international conference will take place at the Academia Belgica and at the Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut in Rome, 26 and 27 October 2018. Submit your 2.500-character (max) proposals along with a short presentation (1.500 characters max).

June 8: CFP for the peer-reviewed book Printing Colour 1700-1830: Histories, Techniques, Functions and Receptions, edited by Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies) and Margaret Morgan Grasselli (National Gallery of Art), with assistance from Gemma Cornetti (Warburg Institute) as part of the Printing Colour Project. Starting from the recent conference (Institute of English Studies, London, April 2018) and the award-winning book, Printing Colour 1400-1700 (Brill, 2015), it will offer the first handbook of colour-printing techniques in the long eighteenth century.

Submit 300-word abstracts; chapters of 4,000-6,000 words (including notes and captions) with up to 10 illustrations will be due 15 February 2019 for publication in mid-2020.

June 15: Museum Wilhelm Busch – Deutsches Museum für Karikatur und Zeichenkunst in Hannover offers a 4-week fellowship for PhD students or researchs who are currently at an advanced stage of their project.


On our blog you can read about some of the recent activities organised by our satellites:

*AG Polska interviewed Weronika-Kobylińska-Bunsch about two photo-albums by Eva Boros, first wife of photographer Will Brandt.

*AG Dutch&Flemish went to Bruges and visited the print room of the Groeningemuseum, guided by curator Evelien de Wilde.

*AG Swiss explored the graphic art collection of the Zentralbibliothek Zürich, including the exhibition of the Johannes Itten's bequest.

Future events:

*AG Roma is ready for their second 2018 event and will meet members on Friday, May 4, at Palazzo Corsini to discover the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei e Corsiniana with Ebe Antetomaso, head of the Old Master Prints Department. To join, contact the satellite

*AG Dutch&Flemish invites members to attend their next event on June 14 at the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht. The symposium, organised in collaboration with «Delineavit et Sculpsit» and Museum Catharijneconvent, is dedicated to Old Master drawings held in Dutch collections. For more information, send an email to

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