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Thursday, 30 November 2023

Born on this day: Gordon Parks (1912 - 2006)

Dear reader,

For many these are busy months. Take your time and sit back to read this month's News Corner, full of great opportunities and exhibitions.

We also like to draw you attention to our call for Ars Graphica positions - find more information below!


#Antwerp At the Museum Plantin-Moretus you can go see From scribble to cartoon: drawings from Bruegel to Rubens. In this exhibition, the museum shows the 100 most beautiful old master drawings from Flemish collections. Until 18 February 2024.

#Paris On show until 14 January 2024 in the Petit Palais: Treasures in Black & White. Dürer, Rembrandt, Goya, Toulouse-Lautrec. The Petit Palais is showcasing its rich graphic arts collection through a selection of almost two hundred prints by the great masters of printmaking. Engravings hold a prominent place within the collection of the Petit Palais and reflect the taste of its illustrious donors.

#London Just opened in The Royal Academy: Impressionists on Paper: Degas to Toulouse-Lautrec. In the whirl of modernity that was late 19th-century France, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists radically transformed the future direction of art. But it wasn’t just through their paintings. In a subtle but seismic shift, they lifted the status of works on paper from something preparatory to artworks in their own right. Until 10 March 2024.

#Geneva Freshly open in the International Museum of the Reformation in Geneva: Rembrandt and the Bible. Divine etching. In collaboration with the Museum of Art and History (MAH), the Museum shows 70 etchings by Rembrandt between November 30, 2023 and March 17, 2024. The exhibition follows a biblical chronology, from Adam and Eve to the Acts of the Apostles, including the Sacrifice of Abraham, Joseph and the Woman of Putiphar, the Good Samaritan, the Resurrection of Lazarus and the Crucifixion.

#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.

#Oxford In the Christ Church Picture Gallery in Oxford: 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.

#Osijek Andrea Meldolla Schiavone – Printmaking Genius of Mannerism at Museum of Fine Arts, Osijek (until 3 December 2023), an exceptional gathering of his graphic oeuvre, many of which are unique impressions from an opus of over 130 prints.

#Boston The exhibit Tattoos in Japanese Prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston can now be seen at the Cummer Museum (until 14 January 2024). The catalogue was previously reviewed in Print Quarterly, Vol. XXXVI (2019), No. 1.

#Vevey At Musée Jenisch Vevey you can soon go visit the exhibit From Raphael to Piranesi from 8 December until 28 April 2024.


#specialcollections Leiden University Library seeks a Special Collections Employee with affinity with historical cartography, to make the maps collection digitally accessible. The department provides various services to which you will also contribute, in particular the services in the Special Collections reading room and the coordination of outgoing loans. DL: 4 December 2023.

#fellowship The Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum London offers practical training to two people each year through the Michael Bromberg fellowship. The aim is to deepen knowledge of printmaking techniques and print history over the course of 3 months. Participants will also gain some experience of curatorial duties, and carry out an individual project of scholarly interest, selected and supervised by a member of department staff. Find out how to apply here. DL: 15 December 2023.

#project The Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam is looking for a Project Employee design drawings registrar (32 hours) for the project Architectuur Dichterbij. DL: before 5 December 2023.

#job The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is looking for a Assistant Curator with expertise in 18th-century French design or Italian architectural drawing or European ornament prints. Apply by 10 December 2023.

#fellowships Apply now for one of the fellowships at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. The Rijksmuseum Fellowship Programme gives successful candidates the exceptional opportunity to conduct part of their research at the museum. More info here. DL: 8 January 2024.

#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!

#grants The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is pleased to offer a travel grant in the amount of $500 to a scholar presenting a paper at the College Art Association Annual Conference (2024). DL: 1 December. They are also offering a Collaboration Grant with a maximum award of $1,000 for public programs and projects that foster collaboration between members of the print community and/or encourage dialogue between the print community and the general public. DL: 31 January 2024.


#cfp Photographica, Issue 10 (April 2025): Soon to be 200 Years old! In this item one critical question is asked: Was photography bound to be invented? To contribute, find details here. Deadline for submissions: December 1st 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:


#conf International conference Art within Reach: Photomechanical Reproductions of Works of Art from Print to Digital, organised by the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. It takes place on 5 and 6 December 2023. Find the schedule here.

#conf The International Catalogue Raisonné Association (ICRA) is pleased to host its forthcoming Annual Conference, titled On Paper, at The Royal Academy London on 5 December 2023. The day-long conference will present unique perspectives from leading professionals in the field on all aspects of paper - from cataloguing, curating and conservation, to materials, techniques and artists’ innovative use of paper across the centuries from Old Masters to present day. Book tickets here.


#postcards About 2000 postcards from the 'postcard-golden age' were donated to The Newberry Library in Chicago. Got curious? Find out more here.

#etching #gardens Art historian Lisanne Wepler from the artists collective drukdrukpaint pays homage to our neighbours, local trees. Her prints reflect personal observations and intricate experiences of nature, creating portraits of trees that stand firm through the seasons. More of her work can be found here.

#donation Graphic artist Els Vos (Antwerp, 1963) has donated a selection of 49 of her prints to the Plantin Moretus in Antwerp. Vos works with classic graphic techniques such as etching, drypoint and aquatint. Read more here (in Dutch).

#ArsGraphica Ars Graphica seeks new coordinators for our local satellites! This is your chance to promote the Graphic Arts in your area. As a local satellite coordinator you may, for example, organize collection visits, informal meetings, or visits to any event connected to the Graphic Arts for the AG members in your area. We are looking for people for AG London and AG Paris. Or, if you want to set up a satellite in your own area, please let us know as well! Don't hesitate to contact us for more information! Email our president at


See you next month!

The News Corner Team,

Iris Louwersheimer &

Marte Sophie Meessen

AG communication coordinators


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