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Engaging Young People aged 14-21 with Portraits conference, Leeds Art Gallery, 21 January 2020

Portrait of a Woman in Red by Marcus Gheeraerts II, 1620 © Tate

Exhibition: Portraying Pregnancy: From Holbein to Social Media, The Foundling Museum, 24 January to 26 April 2020

Delegates at the Joint SSN Conference ‘Why Exhibitions?’, 21-22 February 2018 © The National Gallery
Call for papers - Joint SSN conference June 2020

Call for papers: Museum collections on prescription – Political rhetoric, civic responsibility or engagement opportunity