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Rachel Dickson

Rachel Dickson (MA, Courtauld) is an art historian and curator. She is Consultant Editor, Ben Uri Research Unit for the Study of the Jewish and Immigrant Contribution to the Visual Arts in Britain since 1900, Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, and committee member, Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies, IMLR, University of London. Formerly Ben Uri’s Head of Curatorial Services (2011-2020) she curated Art Out of the Bloodlands: A Century of Polish Art in Britain (2017) and the online exhibition Midnight’s Children: 75 Years of Indian Artists in Britain (2020), acting as contributing editor for the catalogues accompanying both shows. She previously co-curated a series of exhibitions on the Whitechapel Boys, including Bomberg (2017-2018). Her research interest is primarily on the artists and designers of the two main waves of Jewish migration to Britain, at the end of the 19th century, and the so-called Hitler émigrés from 1933 onwards. Her most recent conference papers and publications focus on first and second generation émigré artists, Helga Michie (1921-2018), her daughter, Ruth Rix (b. 1942), Renate Meyer (1930-2014), and on art in internment during the Second World War. She is also a regular contributor to the annual Yearbooks of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies.

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