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Thursday, 26 October 2023

Born on this day: Guillermo Kahlo (1871-1941)

Dear reader,

Autumn makes us want to read newsletters with a cosy cup of tea, doesn't it? Here you go!


#Mettingen The Draiflessen Collection in Mettingen just opened their Study Room exhibit: STORYTELLING. The Narrative Power of Printmaking. The exhibition shows how printmaking, with its particular narrative form, helped to make images and the stories they contained accessible to a wider public. Motifs and depictions were increasingly devoted to profane themes, even though the artists and art of the time were still strongly influenced by religion. On show until April 28, 2024.

#Amsterdam A final exhibition will open in Nihon no Hanga from 3 November: In Memoriam | 100 Years After the Quake. This year marks the hundred-year remembrance of the Great Kantō Earthquake of 1923. The disaster was recorded in various ways. The museum will show a unique collection of images in commemoration of this major event. The exhibition will also be an ode to the extraordinary collector and patron of the arts Elise Wessels, who passed away suddenly last June. To celebrate and honour her, a selection of her favourite woodblock prints and objects will be on display.

#Oxford Just opened in the Christ Church Picture Gallery in Oxford is the exhibit: Drawing in Colour. One associates drawings with monochrome lines on paper. However, seduced by colour, artists started experimenting with pigments in their sketches and designs. This exhibition brings together works from Christ Church’s permanent collection to explore how the masters of the Renaissance and the Baroque incorporated colour into the medium of drawing. Until 22 January.

#Zürich At the Graphische Sammlung ETH Zürich you can go see 'Ticino in the Spotlight. Artists in Italian-speaking Switzerland' until 12 November 2023. It includes prints by Mark Tobey and Flavio Paolucci produced by the Lafranca workshop.

#Leiden Visit the Japan Museum Sieboldhuis in Leiden for the exhibition Japan on a Glass Plate. 19th Century Photographs from the Kurokawa Collection. The exhibition offers a unique insight into Japan in the late 19th century. The collection has never been shown before and is one of the most important and extensive private collections of Meiji photography in the world. Until 3 March 2024.

#Utrecht Visit the Utrecht Archives for the exhibition The Drawn City. Utrecht in Old Drawings 1550-1900. The city archives hold an outstanding collection of drawings from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, by famous masters such as Saenredam, Van Goyen and Saftleven. Every two months, a new selection will be put on display.

#Chantilly Now in Musée Condé at Chateau de Chantilly: Beyond Rembrandt – Prints from the Dutch Golden Age. Challenging the French proverb according to which “nothing grows in the shadow of a great tree”, this exhibition presents Dutch print masterpieces from the 17th century that are too often overshadowed by the magnificent yet overpowering figure of Rembrandt.

#Venice The exhibition L’orizzonte degli eventi (Event horizon) is on show until 7 January 2024 at Le Stanze della Fotografia. The photo's bear witness to the conflicts of the contemporary world but also to the effects of climate change through the images of one of the most important living Italian photographers Paolo Pellegrin.


#fellowships The Allard Pierson Museum in Amsterdam offers several fellowships: on cartography, on food and nutrition and circus collections. Base your research proposal on the fantastic UvA collection of book maps, atlases and globes, posters, programmes, photographs, slides, flyers, clippings and other documentation. DL: 1 December 2023.

#job The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an Assistant Curator of Prints and Drawings. Working with the Associate Curator of Prints, Drawings, and European Art, the Assistant Curator is responsible for overseeing an encyclopedic collection of more than 17,000 works on paper in the Blanton's collection, including managing a very active study room, and cataloguing, care, research and storage. Apply now!

#PhD #BL #London Academics at UK universities and Higher Education Institutions are now invited to collaborate with the British Library on jointly supervised PhD studentships fully funded for four years through the AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships scheme. They are seeking proposals for four PhD projects, to start in October 2024, developed on the basis of their specially selected research themes, such as 'Re-evaluating the Status of Prints at the British Library'. DL: 24 November 2023.

#fellowship #BodLib The applications for Oxford's Bodlian Libraries Visiting Fellowships ⁩(postdoctoral researchers) are open for the 2024-25 academic year!

#job Princeton University Library (PUL) is seeking two candidates for the position of Rare Books Cataloging Librarian. The position reports to the Leader of the Rare Books Cataloging Team and actively supports the teaching and research mission of Princeton University by providing timely and accurate access to PUL collections through the creation and maintenance of bibliographic, holdings, and authority records for special collections. Apply here.

#prize #drawings Submissions are now being accepted for the 6th Annual Ricciardi Prize of $5,000! The award is given to the best new and unpublished article on a drawing topic (of any period) by a scholar under the age of 40. The winning submission will be published in a 2024 issue of Master Drawings. DL: 15 November 2023.

#prize The American Historical Print Collectors Society is now offering two Ewell L. Newman awards to recognize shorter works published in journals and edited volumes. Essays between 3,000 and 10,000 words will be considered. DL: 1 December 2023.


#opportunity to publish: The Journal Master Drawings is seeking submissions of articles on modern and contemporary drawings. Essays published on 20th and 21st century drawings are among their journal's most downloaded articles, thousands of times per year. On average, the length of an article ranges from 2500 to 8000 words, with five to twenty illustrations. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. Further information can be found here. Articles may be sent directly to:

#cfp The Royal Library of Belgium (KBR) & KU Leuven seeks for contributions to their end-of-project ARTPRESSE conference 'Networks and Visual Seriality in Print Culture', taking place in Leuven on 29-30 April 2024. There is a focus on the two interrelated concepts - networks and seriality - that describe and capture relationships, connections, and dialogues amidst the vibrant diversity of mass-market print culture in the interbellum. DL: 30 November 2023.


#auction The Bookplate Society holds an auction on bookplates until 25 November, find more info here.

#women and prints #seminar #APS The APS organises great virtual symposia. Find the excellent line-up here. The next session is titled: Picturing women at work in the 19th century.


#book #winner The 2023 winner of the annual IFPDA Book Award is Paper Knives Paper Crowns: Political Prints in the Dutch Republic. The volume explores the satirical visual strategies that early modern Netherlandish printmakers—such as Joan Blaeu, Romeyn de Hooghe, Willem Jacobsz and Claes Jansz Visscher—used to memorialize historical events, lionize (or demonize) domestic and international leaders, and instigate collective action. With essays by Maureen Warren, Daniel Horst, Ilja Veldman, Meredith Hale and Wolfgang Cillessen.


See you next month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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