detail from a drawing
Simone Pignoni, Recumbent male nude (Courtauld Institute Gallery) © Courtauld Institute of Art

The Graphic Arts Group promotes the study and interpretation of the graphic arts and encourages the exchange of information and ideas among Courtauld staff, research students and other London-based scholars, who share an interest in prints and drawings. The group is convened by Patricia Rubin and Mark McDonald, Curator of Old Master Prints at the British Museum and Research Forum Associate Scholar.

It meets once a term in the British Museum Prints & Drawings Department to collectively examine and discuss a selection of works from the collection chosen around a given theme.

Previous topics have included: artists’ sketchbooks; signs of authorship: signatures, inscriptions and marks; sculpture and the graphic arts; after life; colours in prints and drawings.