OPEN CALLArt and architecture publishing

What tools are required to create an exhibition catalogue?
How do you put together an art or architecture book?

From 9 to 13 December 2019 MAXXI will be hosting a course exploring art and architecture
publishing: from the strategies necessary for the creation of a product that responds to the interests of the public to the layout, the editing of the texts and the illustrations, through to the selection of the materials to be used, the choice of critical texts and so on.

The course proposes an investigation of the complex world of publishing through the
involvement of professional figures from the sector: publishers, translators, printers, editors and specialist graphic designers, the lecturers including experts from the publishing</strong companies Humboldt Books, Silvana Editoriale, Lotus, Fondazione Prada and CURA.

The classroom lessons with professionals from the sector will provide participants with an
opportunity to get to know in detail the techniques and strategies that lie behind the production of a book of contemporary art or architecture. Through exercises and simulations, the workshop will give participants the chance to apply the knowledge gained.

The course is aimed at those working in the sector such as publishers, editors, graphicdesigners and newly qualified professionals who wish to explore the specifics of art and architecture publishing.
The course will be run with a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 30.

The topics examined included: editing and research work, translations, layouts, printing,
copyright, picture searches, distribution of art and architecture books.

The training course and the workshop will be held at the museum from Monday 9 December to Friday 13 December 2019, from 9:30 am to 6:30 pm.

The cost for each individual participant is €490.
Travel and board and lodging costs must be met by the participants.

MAXXI does offer a partial bursary – awarded on the basis of curricula – for participation in
the course that will cover half of the course fee.


In order to apply for this higher education programme please complete the form by 1:00 pm on the 20th November 2019.

MAXXI will select the participants on the basis of their curricula by 22 November 2019.
Course fees are to be paid by 26 November 2019.

MAXXI reserves the right to select up to one participant for an internship with the museum.

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