Appel à communication : les arts graphiques au musée (Rome, 19-20 avril 2016)

Curating graphic arts! Le arti grafiche al museo
Ars Graphica’s symposium

Rome, Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, April 19-20, 2016
(deadline: 30 January 2016)

Capture d'écran 2015-11-30 01.11.38Organised by Alexandra Blanc
Scientific committee: Alexandra Blanc (Université de Neuchâtel), Fabio Fiorani (Istituto Centrale per la Grafica), Ludovica Tiberti (independent scholar), Simonetta Tozzi (Museo di Roma)

In collaboration with the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Ars Graphica is organising a symposium for young scholars and curators/conservators dedicated to the graphic arts held in cultural institutions. Curating graphic arts! Le arti grafiche al museo will focus on research related to prints and drawings (from the 15th century to the present) as objects of study and on the curatorial/conservative duties. We want to reflect on the various challenges in the field of cataloguing, curating and exhibiting graphic heritage. Which are the current and specific issues of works of art on paper.

We welcome proposals from all areas of relevance to this topic, including but not limited to:
– Studying works on paper (past and present): tendencies, methods and instruments
– Curating, cataloguing and exhibiting drawings, prints and plates
– Graphic arts in conservation
– Professional prospects in the field of graphic arts: reflections and experiences

A short abstract (200-300 words) together with a brief CV should be sent to by January 30, 2016.
We look forward to 20-minute papers. Presenters will have to be members of Ars Graphica by the time of the symposium. The conference will be held in Italian and English. Unfortunately, Ars Graphica will not be able to cover the speakers’ travel and stay costs.

Curating graphic arts! Le arti grafiche al museo is the second event of a two-part series held in collaboration with the Association of Print Scholars. The series, entitled “New Impressions: Emerging Research on Prints,” aims to shed light on innovative research currently being completed around the globe about the graphic arts. The first part of the series, sponsored by APS, took place on November 7, 2015 at the Hunter College in New York.


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