Four professors Rimvydas Kepezžinskas, Kestutis Vasiliunas, Matas Duda and Jonas Cepas from Department of Graphics, Vilnius Academy of Arts travelled to Bologna Children’s Book Fair. They also visited Department of Visual Arts in the University of Bologna. They agreed on joint international projects between students from Vilnius and Bologna. The University of Bologna is the oldest continually operating University in the world, established in 1088. The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to the children’s publishing and multimedia industry. In Bologna authors, illustrators, literary agents, licensors and licensees, packagers, distributors, printers, booksellers, and librarians meet to sell and buy copyright, find the very best of children’s publishing and multimedia production, generate and gather new contacts while strengthening professional relationships, discover new business opportunities, discuss and debate the latest sector trends.
Picture: Prof. Rimvydas Kepežinskas near his works in Bologna
Lithuania was the Guest of Honour of the Illustrators Exhibition 2011 in the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.