Profiles of the Past: 250 years of British portrait silhouette history
The Profiles of the Past initiative is focused on British portrait silhouette history, a story that developed over the last 250 years and which is still an intriguing part of life today.
When completed the website will offer a definitive virtual silhouette collection, materials about artists, production techniques, dating and appraising works and various learning resources. It will also enable the public to upload their historic silhouettes, expanding the online collection and revealing hidden national treasures. In 2014 we will be staging a series of exhibitions about silhouettes.
Don’t miss the first publication Silhouettes, Fashion and Images 1760-1960 (July 2013) for free download from the home page.