Sheltered in the powder magazine Arsenal built by Charles V from 1528, the exhibition "Estampes? collection (im) permanent "deploys by rotation 200 prints covering the five centuries of the western history of engraving. The presses, the tools, the demonstrations, the videos make it possible to apprehend an art which remains very close to the crafts. Since 1982, the Gravelines Museum of Original Drawing and Printmaking remains the only museum in France devoted solely to printmaking. Its educational workshops, its library, its artists' residences, its editions, its collection make this museum a place of reference and a place open to all.
Each temporary exhibition shows the diversity of the practice of printmaking, its dynamism and its timeliness. The recent techniques of image creation and printing still promise a very bright future for this art that is both intimate and generous.