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Thursday, 28 December 2023

Born on this day: Ludolf Bakhuizen (1630-1708)

Dear reader,

We hope you are enjoying these cozy days with friends and family and we wish you a wonderful 2024! Find some cool opportunities, exhibitions and activities below to start next year right.


#Amsterdam In the Print Cabinets of the Rijksmuseum the exhibition Art in the Making is on display until 26 May. It sheds light on the processes through which artists make their work, from preliminary sketch to final work of art. The display features several recent acquisitions: Rembrandt's copper plate of the stoning of St. Stephen, donated by Simon Schama and Virginia E. Papaioannou, six copper plates of Adriaen van Ostade and preliminary studies by Adriaen de Weerdt.

#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 In the International Museum of the Reformation in Geneva you can go see: Rembrandt and the Bible. Divine etching. In collaboration with the Museum of Art and History (MAH), the Museum shows 70 etchings by Rembrandt until March 17, 2024.

#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.

#Jacksonville The exhibit Tattoos in Japanese Prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston can now be seen at the Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens (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.


#conservation The Royal Library of the Netherlands, The Hague, is looking for two conservators! A junior conservator of medieval manuscripts, and a conservator of books. DL for both: 14 January.

#fellowships Apply 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.

#grants The Association of Print Scholars (APS) is 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.

#curatorialassistant #job The Draiflessen Collection, Mettingen, is looking for a curatorial assistant for a maximum of two years for the exhibition Magische Frauen, taking place fall 2025. DL: 31 January 2024.

#fellowship The Library Company of Philadelphia invites candidates for the William H. Helfand Fellowship for American Visual Culture. The fellowship is designed to promote scholarship in visual culture through the study of textual and graphic sources from the 16th through early 20th centuries held in the Library Company’s collections. DL: 1 February 2024.


#cfp On the occasion of the exhibition “The Big Screen. Film Posters of all Time”, the Berlin Kunstbibliothek organizes the symposium „Film Posters – Images of Power?“. It takes place on 23 and 24 February 2024 at Kulturforum. Talks will be in German or English language, admission is free and open to the public. Proposals are accepted until 21 January 2024.

#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 In 2024 the European Society for Periodical Research (ESPRit) will convene its Twelfth International Conference in Urbino, Italy, to focus on the theme of PERIODICALS: S.T.E.A.M. AHEAD! The symposium takes place 11-13 September 2024. The history of journals and magazines runs parallel to the industrial and scientific revolutions. Technological progress has shaped the materiality of periodicals, including the type of paper, graphic design and technologies for the reproduction of both text and images. DL for proposals: 29 February 2023.

#call #photography Are you between 18 and 30 years old and is photography your passion? Take part in the open call of the Le Stanze della Fotografia Foundation! The contest is announced on the occasion of the next HELMUT NEWTON exhibition, LEGACY which will open in Venice in March 2024. The initiative aims to recognize the talent of emerging photographers, including non-professionals, by encouraging them in their professional career. Find more info here. DL: 29 February 2024.


#symposium In conjunction with the exhibition, the Museum Plantin Moretus organizes the symposium From Scribble to Cartoon. Nine experts on Old Master drawings will present 10 presentations at the Rubenianum in Antwerp on 16 January. Find more info plus a schedule here!


#Fellow Ad Stijnman is the New Jacoba Lugt Klever-fellow! Find more information on his 'colourful' project here.

#ArsGraphica #spread the word #apply Ars Graphica seeks new coordinators for our local satellites! This is your chance to promote the Graphic Arts in your area. As the 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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