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Thursday, 24 November 2022

Born on this day: Pietro Torrigiano (1472-1528)

Dear reader,

A cold November comes with some cool exhibits, jobs and calls for papers. Find our selection for you below.


#Rotterdam Soon (2 December) on view at the public depot of the Museum Boijmans, Rotterdam: Piranesi on Paper! This exhibition focuses on Piranesi as a print book composer and his world of paper. It follows a two-year research project by curator Mireille Linck, which resulted in this online catalogue.

#Vienna On view until 1 May 2023 in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna: Colour in Black and White - Josef Löwy's Photography Turntable (1888–1891), on Löwy's innovative way of photographing paintings under natural light.

#Philadelphia #X2 On view in the Philadelphia Museum of Art until 20 March: Macho Men: Hypermasculinity in Dutch & American Prints. See how artists from vastly different historical moments turned robust male physiques into symbols loaded with meaning.

#London In the Victoria and Albert Museum in London you can go see the exhibit on drawings by Beatrix Potter. On show until January 2023.

#Harvard #Cambridge 'Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment' at the Harvard Art Museums. See how the graphic arts inspired, shaped, and gave immediacy to new ideas in the Enlightenment era! On show until 15 January 2023.

#Washington #lastchance Until the 27 November you can go see the exhibit: The Renaissance in the North: New Prints and Perspectives at the National Gallery in Washington.

#Amsterdam Located in a 17th century canal house, Nihon no hanga is a private museum dedicated to showcase exhibitions created around a collection of 20th century Japanese prints, collected over 30 years by Elise Wessels. During our opening months in May and November, visitors are invited to join guided tours and other events in our stunning museum.


#curator The Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen and the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam are looking for a curator of Photography. The collection holds circa 700.000 historical and contemporary photos. Find more info here and apply before 5 December!

#fellowship The Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas offers a residential (pre-doc) fellowship program as a part of its mission to become a major research center on modern and contemporary drawing. The program fosters the highest level of scholarship and makes possible rich, interdisciplinary, object-based conversations on the drawing medium’s history, theory, criticism, and practice. DL: 16 December 2022.

#fellowships Applications for the Visiting Fellowships in Special Collections at the Bodleian Libraries in Oxford are open. New fellowships are added this year (e.g. on Women’s History). DL: 2 December 2022.

#fellowship The Department of Prints and Drawings of the British Museum offers practical training to two students each year through the Michael Bromberg fellowship. The aim is to deepen knowledge of printmaking techniques and print history over the course of three months. Closing date for applications is 21 December 2022.

#fellowships The Newberry Library is still accepting applications for short-term fellowships for the 2023-24 academic year. DL: 15 December. Check out the details here.

#grants The Dutch Research Council (NWO) published a new call of the Museum Grants program with a budget of €600,000. Museum employees may apply for grants to conduct scientific research in museum collections, resulting in an open access publication. DL: 22 December.

#fellowships The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, offers four fellowships for talented candidates each year. Apply before 9 January 2023 for next year's positions!

#fellowships The Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) calls for applications for their Fellowship Programme. The topic of the research project must be within the field of the art and architecture of the Netherlands (Dutch and Flemish) from ca. 1350-1750, together with the art of Germany, England, and France, and their global trading networks. DL: 9 January 2023.

#curator Yale University is looking for a Curator for the Visual Arts at the Medical Library. The curator develops, interprets, and supports a robust collection of prints, posters, drawings, photography, and other visual materials.

#curator The vacancy for Assistant or Associate Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at the Morgan Library & Museum is still open! Apply here.


#cfp #photography The History and Theory of Photography Research Centre at Birkbeck, University of London, organizes a one-day workshop on the topic of Photographic Societies and Camera Clubs on 25 May 2023. Find their call for papers here. DL for proposals: 6 February 2023.


#seminar #AG #Rome On 29 November, Dr. Furio Rinaldi, curator of drawings and prints at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, will speak at the Tor Vergata University about the profession of drawing curator in today's climate. Find more information here.

#workshop Printmaking for Curators and Scholars (Minneapolis, 24-28 July 2023). The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is currently accepting applications for the second of its two-part series of intensive hands-on printmaking workshops for emerging scholars and curators, which is generously funded by The Getty Foundation’s initiative, The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century. This five-day workshop will be dedicated to intaglio techniques (etching, drypoint, engraving) and will be hosted in Minneapolis, MN, in partnership with the Highpoint Center for Printmaking and the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

#photography On 9 December the study day on "Institutional photographic practices in the production, management and uses of public spaces (19th-21st century)" will take place at Université Paris Cité. FInd details here.

#lectureseries Check out the 4-part "Art Histories in Dialogue" online lecture series program! Up for inspiring dialogue and conversations on a wide range of topics with top-notch speakers? The theme is 'Bodies in Dialogue'. Register here.


#blogs #Newberry Women were both active consumers and creators of writing manuals during the early modern era. Check out the Newberry blog on women writers here.

An art form dating back to the 9th century, microcalligraphy challenges us to rethink what can be created with pen and ink. Check out the Newberry Library blog on microcalligraphy here.


See you next month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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