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Mary McMahon

Dr Mary McMahon is Associate Curator (NG200 Collections) at the National Gallery, where she was previously Acting Associate Curator of 1600-1800 Paintings, and Curatorial Fellow of British Paintings.

Mary completed her doctorate with Royal Holloway, University of London and the British Museum, investigating the museum’s significant pictorial collection of eighteenth and nineteenth-century British colonial images of Indigenous Australia. She co-curated the exhibition ‘Reimagining Captain Cook: Pacific Perspectives’ (2018-2019) at the Museum. Prior to this Mary was Exhibition Research Assistant at the V&A for ‘Constable: The Making of a Master’ (2014) and ‘Botticelli Reimagined’ (2016). From 2012-2013, she was Curatorial Fellow at Watts Gallery, where she curated the exhibition ‘The Making of Mary Seton Watts’ (2013).

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