The La Trobe University Art History Alumni Chapter warmly invites you to the 26th annual Rae Alexander Lecture; Rembrandt: Rebel and Innovator with guest speaker Dr Petra Kayser, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the NGV.

We look forward to seeing you at this wonderful evening.

DATE: Thursday 19 October, 2023
TIME: 6pm arrival for 6:30pm start, followed by cheese and beverages
VENUE: National Gallery of Victoria Australia Theatrette; Federation Square, Melbourne
COST: $30 per person (Art History Alumni Members); $35 per person (non-members) – limited capacity
Please advise of any cultural, dietary and/or mobility requirements
RSVP by Thursday 5 October via the button below

For those who cannot attend in person, a live stream of the lecture will be broadcast via the La Trobe University Alumni Art History Committee Facebook page. Please request to join the page prior to the event and tune in at 6:30pm on Thursday 19 October to watch live.


About our speaker

Dr Petra Kayser is Curator of Prints and Drawings at the NGV, which encompasses 28,000 works on paper, from medieval illuminated manuscripts to contemporary art.

Her special interests include the production, iconography and reception of early modern prints, and the relationship between art and science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.

She has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions, including The four horsemen: Apocalypse, death and disaster in early modern Europe (2012), Jim Dine: A life in print (2017), Goya: Drawings from the Prado Museum (2021) and Rembrandt: True to life (2023).