Amina Wright

Career summary

Senior Curator and Curator of Fine Art , The Holburne Museum, Bath, since 2001.

Curatorial Assistant, English Heritage London Region, 1996 to 2001.

Areas of interest / research

British Portraiture, especially 18th century; Portrait Miniatures.

Portrait painters in Georgian Bath, especially Thomas Gainsborough and Joseph Wright of Derby.

18th century  portraits of children.

Use of portraits in collections and interiors.

History of collecting; C18 theatrical portraits.

Christian iconography.

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

The Holburne Museum, Scala, 2011 (co-author).

Drawing Comparisons: Highlights from the Oppé Collection, exhibition booklet, the Holburne Museum, 2007.

Pictures of Innocence: Children in Portraits from Hogarth to Lawrence,  exhibition catalogue, the Holburne Museum, 2005 (editor and co-author).

Pickpocketing the Rich: Portrait Painting in Bath 1720-1800, exhibition catalogue, the Holburne Museum, 2002 (editor and co-author).

‘Louisa Cathcart, Countess of Mansfield’ in Kenwood House guidebook, 2001.

‘The Falk Collection of Portrait Miniatures’ in English Heritage Collections Review Vol. 3, 2001.

‘Lord Iveagh’s Romneys at Kenwood’ in Romney Society Transactions, 2000.