Baillieu Library Print Collection

Inspiring and visually striking, the Baillieu Library Print Collection includes approximately 9,000 individual works of art. It encompasses prints (engravings, woodcuts etc.), print albums, drawings, paintings, tools and books. Most the collection is European, featuring such renowned artists as Albrecht Dürer, Rembrandt and William Hogarth. It is representative of Western printmaking practitioners and techniques (relief, intaglio and planographic) dating from the 15th to the 19th century, but it also includes examples from the 20th and 21st century. The Collection was originally intended as a teaching tool for students and it continues to be used particularly by students of art history and history here at the University.

2.1 Curatorial research project – Circa 1520, on-line exhibition (Project assigned)

This project involves researching and contributing content to ‘Circa 1520’ an upcoming on-line exhibition. Told through the media of print and drawing on the prints, books and maps of the UoM’s Special Collections, the exhibition intends to capture an envelope of time which experienced profound cultural and social changes.

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2.2 Curatorial research project – Printmaking techniques, on-line exhibition (Project assigned)

This project involves researching and contributing content to an on-line exhibition examining printmaking techniques – in particular the mezzotint. Research for the exhibition will focus on the history of the technique and external influences such as the English Civil War and the Enlightenment.

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