National Portrait Gallery, London, Wednesday 13 November 2019. 10.00-16.40

Our Annual Seminar showcases new portrait research, curatorial case studies, inspiring examples of learning and audience engagement, provocations and challenges. Join us to hear a fantastic programme of speakers and meet other members of the professional network.

This year’s event is chaired by Nicola Kalinsky, Director, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, and Chris Stephens, Director, The Holburne Museum, and speakers include:

  • Robert Tittler, ‘Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus’, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada
  • Jessica David, Senior Paintings Conservator, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven; Richard Hark, conservation scientist, Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage (a paper co-authored by Dr. Edward Town, Head of Collections, Information and Access, and Assistant Curator for Early Modern Art, YCBA)
  • Matilda Pye, National Outreach Curator, Royal Museums Greenwich
  • Roberto C. Ferrari, Curator of Art Properties, Columbia University Libraries
  • Rachel Church, Curator, Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass Department, Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Anna Reynolds, Deputy Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, Royal Collection Trust
  • Corinne Harrison, Library, Archive and Museum Services Administrator, Royal College of Physicians
  • Ann Chow-Thomas, Assistant Archivist, University of Arts London Archives and Special Collections
  • Beth Hughes, Curator, Arts Council Collection

Travel bursaries and a limited number of complimentary places are available; please see the programme and application form below for details.

Annual Seminar 13 November 2019 – programme (PDF)

Annual Seminar 13 November 2019 – application form (PDF)