Blue album sheet with cut out prints of various printmakers, ca. 1690-1720

9 June 2016 | Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

The Rijksmuseum Amsterdam is organising an international conference on the consumption of early modern prints, ranging from precious artistic prints that were carefully collected to cheap printed images that were used and discarded: Paragons and Paper Bags. Early Modern Prints from the Consumer’s Perspective.

The aim of this symposium is to further develop this new approach in order to achieve new insights on target audiences, the application and usage of prints, and special collection practices. The organisers particularly welcome object-based proposals regarding printed pictorial material or written primary sources.

For more information and call for papers (deadline 1 March), see the museum’s website

Scientific committee:

Thomas Döring (Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum, Braunschweig), Erik Hinterding (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), Huigen Leeflang (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), Ger Luijten (Fondation Custodia, Paris), Jeroen Luyckx (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam/ Illuminare – University of Leuven), Mark McDonald (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York), Jane Turner (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), An Van Camp (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford), Peter van der Coelen (Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam), Jan Van der Stock (Illuminare – University of Leuven), Joris Van Grieken (Royal Library of Belgium, Brussels), Joyce Zelen (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam/ Radboud University Nijmegen)