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  • Silvia Massa



28 June, 2018

born today: Peter Paul Rubens (1577)

DO YOU KNOW THIS MUSEUM? - Museo della Grafica, Pisa

Pisa might be most famous for its leaning tower, but it is also home to the Museo della Grafica, hosted in Palazzo Lanfranchi on Lungarno Galilei.

The museum's origins date back to 1957 when Sebastiano Timpanaro's collection (including works by Fattori, Morandi, Bartolini and other leading artists of the first half of Novecento) was donated to the University of Pisa and thus the art historian Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti decided to set up the university's Gabinetto disegni e stampe. Ragghianti involved many artists both in Italy and abroad to help the collection grow bigger, and launched the first series of exhibitions in the 1960s, which included some travelling exhibitions as well as collaborations with the Calcografia Nazionale in Rome.

The Museum is currently hosting two temporary exhibitions: Dantesca and Navigare tra i segni (until September 2). Read more about the museum and its collection here.


*deadline approaching* Print Modernities: An International Conference (30-31 August-1 September, Thrissur, Kerala, India) organised by the Center for Performance Research and Cultural Studies in South Asia.

The 2018 Graphic encounters conference (La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia, November 7-9, 2018) will foster reflection on Australian prints in transnational circuits, and those produced in prints workshops around the world and the impacts of these imaged meanings across disciplines. Panels and papers proposals to be submitted until August 15.

The ARTL@S Bulletin calls for contributions for a special issue edited by Béatrice Joyeux-Prunel (Ecole normale supérieure, Paris) and Marco Jalla (université de Genève) following the topic: Putting the arts in their place: cartography and art history. Full-length and short papers can be submitted by September 16.

Call for Applications 2018 DGPh History of Photography Research Award: the award is open for all elements of research into photography’s many aspects: besides aspects of traditional history and theory of photography, topics will be considered that deal with photography’s social meaning, or the impact that the medium has had on society. Deadline: September 30.