'Audiences, Authority and Collaboration in Museum Research' seminar, 12-13 March 2015

Posted: 2015

Joint Subject Specialist Networks seminar, Thursday 12 to Friday 13 March 2015

This joint event will explore core challenges in museum practice today – the role of cataloguing, research partnerships, and disseminating research findings.   This two-day seminar represents a collaboration between three Subject Specialist Networks; the British Art Network; European paintings pre-1900; and the Understanding British Portraits network. It aims to examine and investigate a range[...]



The Mysteries of Funding Revealed, by Alex Patterson

Posted: 08 October 2014

How to Succeed in Getting Grant Funding: Opportunities for Researchers seminar, 10 September 2014

‘How to succeed in Getting Grant Funding: Opportunities for Researchers’, a seminar organised by the V&A and the Understanding British Portraits network, left me feeling inspired, informed and motivated. The seminar kicked off with a series of talks from various funding bodies such as The British Academy, The Association of Art Historians[...]


Queries & Reviews

Updates to fashionable coiffures

Posted: 17 November 2014

Susanna 'Suky' Trevelyan, Mrs John Hudson (1736-1779) by Thomas Gainsborough, oil on canvas, 1761. National Trust, Wallington, Northumberland © National Trust Images/Derrick E. Witty

Independent researcher Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell has posed the following query.   “I’m looking for 18th-century portraits that have had their hairstyles repainted; frequently, the very large coiffures fashionable for women in the 1770s and 1780s were either added or effaced. Romney’s c. 1780s portrait of Mrs. Andrew Reid from the Kimbell Art Museum with a hairstyle of c. 1805–is a good[...]