Event: Overlooked Victorian Artists

Lady with a Book circa 1860 by Arthur Boyd Houghton 1836-1875A seminar at Manchester Art Gallery, Thursday 16 January 2014

This seminar will look at the case of Victorian artists, male and female, who were well-known in their day but have since come to occupy a marginal position in the history of British art. We will examine the historiographic and museological reasons for their neglect and consider how far new approaches to curating and research may help rehabilitate reputation. Programmed by Professor Liz Prettejohn, Head of Department and Professor of History of Art, University of York and Rebecca Milner, Curator: Collections Access (Fine Art), Manchester Art Gallery in collaboration with Alison Smith, Lead Curator, 19th Century British Art, Tate. To reserve your place at the seminar and to request travel funds please contact Gracie Divall, British Art Network Coordinator.

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