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Thursday, 12 December 2019

Born on this day: Francesco Galli-Bibiena (1659)


** AG DUTCH&FLEMISH former coordinators Jeroen Luyckx and Joyce Zelen have just passed the torch to the new coordinators of the satellite: we welcome Laurien van der Werff and Elisabeth Bracke in the team!

Elisabeth lives in Diest (BE) and works as an academic researcher for the Van Eyck exhibition (2020) in the Museum of Fine Arts in Ghent. Until March 2019 she worked as a cataloguer of French prints for the PK Online project of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. She's in charge of the Flemish half of AG D&F!

Laurien studied cultural history at the University of Amsterdam and specialized in the seventeenth century. She is currently working as an academic researcher for the project Prentenkabinet Online at the Rijksmuseum and is also involved in two projects of the Amsterdam City Archives that are concerned with the indexing and transcribing of the notarial archives. She's in charge of the Dutch half of AG D&F!

** AG ROMA has just published a report on our blog concerning the presentation of the exhibition catalogue "Una zoografia per Pinocchio. Disegni di Filippo Sassòli 2009-2019".


In Rome, the Braccio di Carlo Magno is hosting the exhibition “I segni del sacro - le impronte del reale. La Grafica del Novecento nella Collezione d’Arte Contemporanea dei Musei Vaticani”. An interview (in Italian) with the curator Francesca Boschetti is available here.

Madrid: Goya. Dibojos. Solo la voluntad me sobra ("Only my strength of will remains") iat the Museo del Prado comes as a result of the new catalogue raisonné of Goya's drawings, possible thanks to the collaboration agreement signed in 2014 between the Botín Foundation and the Prado Museum. The exhibition brings together for the first time more than 300 of Goya's drawings from the Prado's own collections and from public and private collections around the world.

In Warsaw, National Museum, until 16 February: The Exhibition That Never Happened... Ignacy Łopieński (1865–1941) and the Revival of Printmaking. The exhibition presents the life and work of Ignacy Łopieński, a Polish printmaker who followed in the footsteps of his great predecessors, most notably Rembrandt, devoting a substantial part of his creative activity to original prints. The crowning point of Łopieński’s oeuvre was to be a monographic jubilee exhibition at the National Museum in Warsaw, to which Łopieński donated a large set of prints, drawing studies and matrices. The opening was scheduled to take place in the autumn of 1939, however the outbreak of World War II put a stop to these plans.

The Museu de Belles Arts de València is hosting Teste Grottesche. Aguafuertes sobre las cabezas grotescas de Leonardo da Vinci en la Colección Mariano Moret which presents a small group of prints, derived from Leonardo da Vinci's drawings, belonging to the Mariano Moret Collection. Until 1 March 2020.


The University in Tübingen is looking for a new custodian for their graphic art collection, starting on April 1st. Apply by 19 January. More on this vacancy here. Wolfgang Ratjen Award: is an annual award for early career research in the field of graphic arts. The prize, funded by the Foundation Wolfgang Ratjen, is curated and presented by CONIVNCTA FLORESCIT Friends of the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte. The purpose of this award, which honours the memory of the collector Wolfgang Ratjen (1943-1997), is to encourage younger scholars to address neglected topics and to bring the results of their work to the attention of a broader public. Consideration will be given to a Ph.D. dissertation, M.A. thesis, or publication, dealing with art historical questions which involve drawings or prints in Western art. Applicants should be graduated. The winning candidate, chosen by an independent committee of scholars, will receive € 6,000, and is expected to spend three months conducting research at the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte in Munich. Candidates for the award are requested to send a copy of the research paper in question, along with a curriculum vitae detailing academic qualifications, copies of certificates and a list of publications to: Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, to the attention of Prof. Dr. Iris Lauterbach, Katharina-von-Bora-Str. 10, 80333 Munich/Germany, The application deadline is February 29, 2020.


Tuesday, 14 January 2020 from 12.30 to 13.30 Olivia Voisin, director of the Musées d'Orléans, will dialogue with visitors on the topic "Cabinet d’arts graphiques du xixe siècle". The talk is part of a series of conferences around the exhibition Dialogues aves le dessin - estampes du XVIe au XIXe siècle (until 19 January).

Tuesday, 28 January 2020 at 5:30, the symposium: “Master Drawings: Then and Now”. The evening will celebrate the origins of Master Drawings and envision its future. Editor Jane Turner will explore the career and legacy of the journal's founding editor, Felice Stampfle, and look ahead to new initiatives planned for the Master Drawings’ 58th year. The program will be followed by a cocktail reception and a chance to mingle with the journal’s Editorial Board.


The News Corner wishes all readers

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year!

See you in 2020!

Silvia Massa

AG Communication Coordinator

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