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Overlooked Victorian Artists – Manchester Art Gallery, 16 January 2014

16 January 2014 @ 11:00 am - 4:45 pm

black and white image of a detailed victorian painting of a woman half-length, leaning on a table an open book before here, looking vaguely towards the viewer


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.


Download programme notes, here:

Overlooked Victorian Artists BAN Seminar.pdf

Listen to recordings from the event, here.



16 January 2014
11:00 am - 4:45 pm


Manchester Art Gallery
Mosley St
Manchester, M2 3JL United Kingdom
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