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CFP: Study Course on the Theory and Practice of Drawing (Vienna, 30 July – 3 Aug 2018)

Study Course on the theory and practice of drawing. Connoisseurship - Collecting - Curatorial Practice

The study course is intended for PhD students and younger postdocs who deal in their research questions with drawing and are interested in working in graphic cabinets. We want to discuss new research and insight alongside curatorial practice at one of the world's most important graphic collections. The study course is organized by the Institute of Art History at the University of Vienna in cooperation with the Albertina and generously funded by the Wolfgang Ratjen Foundation.

Participants should present an aspect of their research in a 30-minute presentation for discussion as part of the study course. Should also be prepared to work collaboratively on selected drawings from the collection of the Albertina in order to gain insight into the curatorial life in the center via the course, including the design and installation of exhibition projects, publishing exhibition and collection catalogs, conservation and marketing, collection history and provenance research.

Accommodations and travel costs to and in Vienna will be covered (economy flights, 2nd class) up to 400 euros. The course will be conducted in German, although presentations on their own research projects can be done in English, French or Italian.

Management of the course of study is undertaken by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sebastian Sagittarius. Applications should be sent with CV, a short explanation on the relevance of drawing to their research topic, and a letter of recommendation from a university lecturer by April 30, 2018 via e-mail to Univ.-Ass. Gernot Mayer to

The applicants will receive notifications by mid-May.


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