top of page
  • 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.


*deadline approaching* Collection technician, drawings - Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton. Apply by June 30.

*deadline approaching* The Louise Bourgeois internship - The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Apply by June 30.

Curatorial assistant, prints and drawings - The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Apply by July 18.

E. McKnight Kauffer Cataloguer (Drawings, Prints & Graphic Design and Archives) - Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Position open until filled.


*On June 14, AG Dutch&Flemish together with the Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht and «Delineavit et Sculpsit» journal organised a workshop on Old Master drawings in Dutch collections. You can read their report on our blog.

*On June 24, AG Roma went to Milan to visit the exhibitions Novecento di Carta (Castello Sforzesco) and Dürer e il Rinascimento tra Germania e Italia (Palazzo Reale). Two special guides, Alessia Alberti and Bernard Aikema, made the experience memorable.

*AG Paris has some interesting plans for la rentrée:

- in October, a visit to the Louvre exhibition on coloured prints ("Gravure en couleurs"), guided by Séverine Lepape, commissaire d'exposition.

- in November, a visit to the exhibition "Vagues de renouveau" (Japanese prints 1900-1960) at the Fondation Custodia, guided by AG member and junior curator Marie-Noëlle Grison.

- in December, a visit to the atelier of Maxime Préaud, printmaker and former head of the Réserve du Département des estampes à la Bibliothèque nationale de France.


Are you interested to know what our satellites are preparing for this autumn?

Get in touch with the satellite relevant to your area and ask for an update!

Silvia Massa

AG communication coordinator

on view
new posts
Follow us
  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Instagram - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle
  • Pinterest - Grey Circle
bottom of page