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Print Matters at the Baillieu – 3 September 2011

2 September, 2011

Free One Day Symposium inspired by the Baillieu Library Print Collection

Saturday 3rd September 2011

Theatre A, Elisabeth Murdoch Building,

Melbourne University

 Keynote speaker: Professor Sasha Grishin, Australian National University

The Baillieu Library Print Collection includes some 8,000 prints – mostly etchings, engravings, mezzotints, lithographs, woodcuts and wood engravings – that date from the fifteenth century to the twentieth.  It is based on the gift of some 3,700 Old Master prints donated by Dr J. Orde Poynton in 1959 and which was further enhanced in 1964 with Harold Wright’s gift of half his Lionel Lindsay print collection and prints by his British contemporaries.

The collection is principally for teaching and learning; a number of scholars had their first encounter with prints at the Baillieu Library and later emerged in print related institutions and projects  such as those offered by the Harold Wright Scholarship and the Sarah & William Holmes Scholarship.  This symposium looks at the Baillieu Library Print Collection’s influence, research which has evolved from using the collection, and particular learning outcomes.

For further details see: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/special/prints/printmatters2011.html

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