Piranesi. The Print Collection of Ghent University

Piranesi. De prentencollectie van de Universiteit GentThe university library owns an important collection of original etchings by the Italian architect and draughtsman Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778). A research team of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of Ghent University, with Maarten Delbeke, Dirk De Meyer and Bart Verschaffel, has curated a major exhibition of the graphic work of Giambattista Piranesi: Piranesi. The print collection of Ghent University in The Museum of Fine Arts of Ghent (MSK Gent) (09/20/2008-01/18/2009).

The exhibition architects were Guy Châtel & Kris Coremans. On this occasion a symposium was held ‘On Piranesi (in Ghent)’, with Mario Bevilacqua (Università di Firenze), Sigrid De Jong (Leiden University), Maarten Delbeke (UGent & Leiden University), Dirk De Meyer (UGent), Steven Jacobs (St-Lukas Brussel & University of Antwerp), Lola Kantor-Kazovsky (University of Jeruzalem), Bart Verschaffel (UGent). A catalogue was published by the Museum & A&S/books, with Bas Rogiers as graphic designer.


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