Annual Seminar 2016

Posted: 2016

Self-portrait by Dorothy Wilding, chlorobromide print, 1930s © William Hustler and Georgina Hustler / National Portrait Gallery, London

This year’s Annual Seminar will take place on Thursday 8 December at the National Portrait Gallery, London. It will be chaired by Professor Frances Spalding, Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge, and Dr Alixe Bovey, Head of Research at the Courtauld Institute. The Annual Seminar aims to highlight current scholarly research, innovative collections-based learning programmes, and curatorial case studies relating to British portraits of all media and periods.   The programme is now available below. Please see the booking form for details of tickets, complimentary places, and travel funding:   Annual Seminar 8 December 2016 – programme PDF format Annual Seminar 8[...]


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New Scholarship in British Art History: Discoveries at the North Carolina Museum of Art

Posted: 21 November 2016

Portrait of a Lady by British School, c.1610. Oil on canvas. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James MacLamroc, 1967 (NCMA 67.13.6)

Conference 27-28 January 2017 A two-day conference, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, hosted alongside the upcoming exhibition History and Mystery: Discoveries in the NCMA British Collection.   The question of what makes the British Isles “British” is particularly relevant given recent political events, such as the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. Using the North Carolina Museum of[...]