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January 24, 2018

Born on this day: Georg F. Schmidt (1712)


In the Netherlands, the Royal Family's choice to auction at Christie's 13 Old Master drawings including one sheet by Rubens sparked criticism: should a private collector first enquire national museums about a potential acquisition?

In Belgium, the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp received a group of extraordinary objects (a map of Utopia by Abraham Ortelius and 3 sketchbooks by Pieter II Verbruggen) on long-term loan from the Flemish government and the King Baudouin Foundation. They were on display at the museum for a very short time.


Leonardo at the Cabinet Jean Bonne of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris: the exhibition Léonard de Vinci et la Renaissance italienne opens on January 25 (vernissage on the 24) until April 19. Four drawings by Leonardo will be on display with other 26 drawings from the Cabinet's collection dating back to XV-XVI centuries.

Leonardo in the UK: from February 1 to May 6, 12 drawings will be shown in Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Derby, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland. Leonardo Da Vinci: a life in drawing will then bring these drawings together to form part of an exhibition of over 200 sheets at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, the largest exhibition of Leonardo's work in over 65 years.

All the Rembrandts at the Rijksmuseum: on February 14, 60 drawings and more than 300 prints will be displayed together with 22 paintings in Amsterdam. The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive programme of lectures, workshops and events. Tour calendars available here.

Rembrandt in Cosenza, Palazzo Arnone. 30 prints lent by private collectors will be on display for the Rembrandt. I cicli grafici, le sue più belle incisioni exhibition (25 January-24 March).


January 25: the fourth Annual APS Distinguished Scholar Lecture, entitled “Print Catalogues and Databases: Past, Present, and Future” by Antony Griffiths will take place at 3PM at the Martin Segal Theater, The Graduate Center, City University of New York. The lecture will be recorded and is to be made available online for APS members and the general public.

1-2 February: Romantic prints on the move. At the Philadelphia Museum of Art - Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts, academics, curators and collectors will tackle Romantic German prints from various perspectives: the print market, collecting, the image culture. The public lectures in the afternoon are preceded by two object-based study sessions.

1-2 February: Graphic revolution: behind the scenes of the print boom 1960 to now: the symposium, held in conjunction with the exhibition Graphic Revolution: American Prints 1960 to Now (on view through February 3, 2019), will include a keynote lecture, panels, and interactive breakout sessions featuring international, national, and local presenters discussing about the vibrant state of printmaking in the United States over the past six decades.


The Tiroles Landesmuseen in Innsbruck are looking for a permanent 'Kustodin/Kustos' to manage their graphic art collection, starting from April 1st. Apply by January 25!

The auction house Ursula Nusser in Munich is looking for a full-time 'volontar' for the graphic art-paintings-sculptures area. Apply by 24 February!

The Rijksmuseum is looking for a paper conservator to start on April 1st: apply by February 11.



Tomorrow, on Friday, AG Polska will visit the exhibition "Karol Hiller. Heliografiki 1931-1939" at Olszewski Gallery. Would you like to join AG Polska members?

Meeting point at 2PM at the Gallery, with Weronika Kobylińska-Bunsch. To attend the event, contact AG Polska --> arsgraphicapolska(at)

Recently, AG Polska also visited the exhibition "Very diverse and very exquisite. Graphics from the collection of Zachęta" at the Zachęta National Gallery of Art in Warsaw. We will soon post about this exhibition on our blog... stay tuned!


The drawing Maasland by Dutch graphic artist Peter de Leur has been nominated as Drawing of the year 2018.

The order of the top 10 and the final winner will be announced on 2 February. The nominated works can be seen from 2 to 24 February 2019 in Kunstzaal van Heijningen in The Hague.


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Silvia Massa

AG communication coordinator

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