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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.

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A Beautiful Line: Italian Prints from Mantegna to Piranesi Exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia

13 August, 2010

This exhibition showcases around 140 Italian prints from the mid fifteenth to the late eighteenth centuries  from the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia. It features the work of artists including Andrea Mantegna, Titian and Piranesi.


Art Gallery of South Australia
North Terrace Adelaide


Friday 20 August – Sunday 31 October 2010


Please visit the exhibition homepage for further details.

Medieval Manuscripts and Early Print intensive subject

30 July, 2010

The intensive subject Medieval Manuscripts & Early Print will be offered this August. The format for this subject is 7 x 2-hour seminars on every Tuesday and Thursday, beginning Tuesday 17 August and finishing Thursday 9 September plus 2 workshop sessions on Saturday 21 August and Saturday 4 September 2010. Seminars are held both on campus and in the State Library of Victoria and the National Gallery of Victoria where students are exposed to the remarkable collections in their city. The coordinator for this subject is Dr Catherine Kovesi –