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A black spaniel and a terrier, sitting together on a cushion in a wicker chair, the shadow of man in hat persuading them to stay there. National Trust, Lanhydrock, Cornwall © National Trust / Sue Clark & Robert Adams

Annual Seminar 2017

The 2017 Understanding British Portraits Annual Seminar took place at the National Portrait Gallery on Wednesday 29 November. It was co-chaired by Dr Christine Riding, Head of Arts and Curator of the Queen’s House, Royal Museums Greenwich, and Ysanne Holt, Professor of Art History and Visual Culture, University of Northumbria.


The Annual Seminar aims to highlight current scholarly research, collections-based learning programmes, curatorial best practice, and conservation case studies. A call for papers each spring invites members to submit proposed papers for the Annual Seminar, subscribe to our e-newsletter to hear more.


Annual Seminar 29 November 2017 – programme new (download)

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