Annual Seminar 2016

Posted: 2016

Marthe Labarre, French actress, by Francis Goodman (1913-89), bromide contact print, mid-late 1940s © National Portrait Gallery, London

This year’s Annual Seminar will take place on Thursday 8 December at the National Portrait Gallery, London. It aims to highlight current scholarly research, innovative collections-based learning programmes, curatorial case studies and conservation discoveries relating to British portraits of all media and periods.   Call for papers (deadline Friday 10 June 2016) We are now inviting proposals for 20-minute papers from museum/gallery professionals, scholars, conservators, and independent researchers which focus on these areas, and seek to share new findings, new[...]


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The Rokeby Portraits: Family Portraits from the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries

Posted: 24 August 2016

Unknown woman, British school, oil on canvas, c.1700-1720. Private Collection

Venue: New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront. until 16 October 2016   An exploration of the role portraits play in family history through 17th and 18th century paintings from the Rokeby collection. A stunning collection of historic paintings from Britain, which have never before been publicly exhibited, depicts branches of the Rokeby family tree over two centuries.   Further details here >>