Welcome to The Print Curators' Forum

The Print Curators' Forum (PCF) is a group set up to support professionals studying, cataloguing and exhibiting prints of all periods in public collections in the UK and Ireland. Membership is open to curators working in institutions which hold significant print collections.

The forum was set up in 2002 by Christian Rumelin and Craig Hartley and the inaugural meeting was held in the Ashmolean Museum. Each year member institutions host the two-day annual meeting for members. Meetings have been held at the British Museum, The National Gallery of Scotland and The Hunterian Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, The National Gallery of Ireland, The Museum of London, The National Museum and Gallery of Wales and The School of Art, Aberystwyth, UCL Art Museum, Windsor Royal Print Room and Eton College.

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Centre for Heritage Imaging and Collection Care

Digitisation [1]

The John Rylands Library (JRL) part of the University of Manchester, holds world-renowned research collections, which include significant numbers of early printed books, archives and manuscripts in a wide range of formats. Photographing these collections requires sensitive handling and skilful…

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Rowlandson and After: Rethinking Graphic Satire

Call for Papers [2] Conference [2]

Paul Mellon Centre and The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace A collaborative study-day organised by Royal Collection Trust and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art The prints, drawings and watercolours of Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827), which are to be showcased in the forthcoming exh…

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New Developments in the Study of Print, 1400–1800

Call for Papers [2] Conference [2]

Traditionally, the history of printmaking has fallen in the space between art history and the history of the book. Often ‘reproductive’ and multiple in nature, prints have long been marginalized in art historical scholarship in favour of the traditional ‘high’ arts. The inherent complexities in the manufac…

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