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Cicely Robinson

Dr Cicely Robinson is a freelance curator, researcher and heritage consultant specialising in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century British art. Over the last decade she has worked with varied fine and decorative art collections across the museum, historic house, and gallery sector.

As Brice Chief Curator at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village (2018-2021), she led a programme of temporary exhibitions seeking new directions in the study of Victorian and Edwardian art. Recent exhibition projects have included John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame (2018), William Orpen: Method and Mastery (2019-2020) and Henry Scott Tuke (2021).

Between 2013 and 2016, Cicely curated the opening hang of British sporting art at Palace House, Newmarket, re-evaluating the genre from the early modern through to modern and contemporary. This new gallery featured as part of the major HLF-funded project to transform the remains of Charles II’s sporting palace and stables into a new home for the National Horseracing Museum.

Having first studied History of Art at the University of Bristol, Cicely completed a collaborative PhD with the University of York and the National Maritime Museum in 2014, specialising in nineteenth-century exhibition history and naval art.

Cicely joined the BAN Steering Group in 2023.

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