Alastair Laing

Memberships (professional bodies)

Trustee and Director of The Burlington Magazine.

Member of the Société de l’Histoire de l’Art Français.

Career summary

Researcher at the Heim Gallery, London, 1976-83.

Co-organiser and writer of the catalogue of the Boucher exhibition 1986-87 (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/The Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit/Réunion des Musées Nationaux, Grand Palais, Paris).

Area editor on the Dictionary of Art, 1985-86. Curator of Pictures & Sculpture, National Trust 1986-2012.

Areas of interest / research

François Boucher, and French 18thC painting, drawing and sculpture.

British portraiture, especially 16thC to 18thC.

British portrait miniatures.

Details of books/publications relating to your work on British portraiture

Sections of ‘In Trust of the Nation’ (1995), exhibition catalogue of the National Trust’s centenary exhibition at the National Gallery, 1995-96.

The only two volumes of the National Trust’s ‘Catalogue of Miniatures’, with Richard Walker.

The four/five volumes on oil paintings in National Trust properties to be published by the Public Catalogue Foundation.