‘Print Exhibitions in the Making and Related Research’ – HNA Conference 2024

(London and Cambridge, 10-13 July 2024)

Rhoda Eitel-Porter | editor@printquarterly.co.uk

Maureen Warren | maureen@illinois.edu

Exhibiting prints poses unique challenges for museum curators. These works are sometimes the purview of prints and drawings departments and other times given over to curators of particular geographic areas or time periods. Their light sensitivity makes it difficult to travel exhibitions or to have them on view for an extended period. Additionally, recent efforts to increase the diversity of subjects and groups represented in exhibitions and collections has made exhibiting early modern Netherlandish prints something that—for some people at least—is not a given, and which should be justified with regard to contemporary events. Curators seeking to address these institutional, material, and cultural concerns are finding innovative approaches to the display and interpretation of prints. We welcome proposals for ten-minute presentations about recent or upcoming exhibitions that relay strategies for print exhibitions and related research.

Proposed topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • a project such as an exhibition, display, publication, digital or teaching resource using innovative approaches to our material
  • upcoming exhibition or proposal and its exigencies and strategies
  • innovative strategies of display
  • new ways to make prints intelligible and interesting to non-specialist audiences
  • the evolving role of exhibition publications
  • the use of digital and online exhibition components
  • technical analysis and conservation
  • ways to improve diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in exhibitions


Up to five ten-minute papers and forty minutes discussion, including:

Rhoda Eitel-Porter:  reassessing strategies of print display and exhibition

Maureen Warren: exhibiting Dutch political prints

Applicants must be HNA members and are allowed to submit multiple proposals but may not participate in more than one session. We ask that applicants inform the session chairs about the other sessions they are applying to.

Please send a proposal of c. 500 words, clearly stating the goals of the paper, along with a CV (no longer than one page) to the email address(es) ascribed to Rhoda Eitel-Porter and Maureen Warren by 29 September 2023.


Seminar in Curating Prints

(London, late March 2024)

Print Quarterly invites applications for a program dedicated to prints connoisseurship and curatorial practice, spanning from printmaking techniques to innovative strategies of display and public engagement in a museum context.

The program will take place over four or five days in London and its vicinity in late March 2024, with exact dates to be confirmed in October 2023. Most sessions will be held in museum print rooms, but insights into commercial print publishing, current printmaking and the primary and secondary art market will also be provided. The program will be led by the Editor of Print Quarterly with the contribution of international senior experts in the field.

The program is tailored to early and mid-career curators with responsibility for prints and works on paper seeking professional development. Space permitting, applications from scholars involved with print curating or advanced graduate students pursuing a thesis on a print-related topic will also be considered. A maximum of ten participants will be admitted to the program. The seminars will allow participants to strengthen their knowledge of and familiarity with prints across media and contexts, while exploring new fields and methods, including the non-Western tradition. Besides furthering their knowledge of the subject, the seminar will also stimulate the participants to think differently and further on how to manage, display and deploy their collections for the benefit of the public. Furthermore, through exposure to other museum curators and managers at the host venues and selected experts, participants will develop their network within the community of print scholars. The working language is English. The participants will be asked to prepare one to two short presentations on selected topics.
Travel, accommodation and meal expenses will be covered by the program.

The program is supported the Getty Foundation, as part of The Paper Project: Prints and Drawings Curatorship in the 21st Century.


The deadline has now passed. We are no longer accepting applications.


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Lecture Theatre
Camberwell College of Art
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