Gwen Yarker

Memberships (professional bodies)

Fellow of Society of Antiquaries.

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Independent Member of Association of Art Historians.

Career summary

Masters Degree at Courtauld Institute.

Curator of Art, National Maritime Museum.

Collections Manager, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum.

Art consultant to national and regional museums.

Dorset Coordinator for Public Catalogue Foundation.

Successful Art Fund and HLF acquisitions.

Exhibition curator.

Caird fellow, National Maritime Museum 2012.

Areas of interest / research

Eighteenth-twentieth century British and maritime portraits.

Artists working in Dorset.

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

Over 300 maritime portrait entries for the National Maritime Museum website.

‘John Bratby RA: An Exhibition of Paintings from the Artist’s Studio’, exhibition essay, Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 1996.

‘A Victorian’s View of Dorset’, Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 1997.

Public Catalogue Foundation: Dorset Catalogue, 201o.

Georgian Faces: Portrait of a County, Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 2010.