Jan 28, 2012

Engraving Exhibition Opens in Brasilia

Brazil News

| BRASILIA – Thursday, the National Postal Museum in Brasilia opened an exhibition of master engravings produced between the 15th and 18th centuries. The “Masters of Engraving in the Collection of the National Library Foundation” exhibit runs through April 22nd.


National Postal Museum Brasilia (Photo: blog.correios.com.br)

The exhibition features 171 works by 81 artists such as Albrecht Dürer, Jacques Callot and Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes. The show is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 7 pm. The admission is free.

For the show, 27 of the engravings on display underwent restoration and all of them were thoroughly cleaned. Brasilia is the second Brazilian city to host the exhibition, which was exhibited at the Central Post Office Cultural Center, in Rio de Janeiro, from July to September 2011.

The pictures belonged to the Royal Library of Portugal and were brought to Brazil in 1810, giving rise to the National Library of Rio de Janeiro, considered by UNESCO as one of the ten largest libraries in the world and the largest in Latin America.

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