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Rebecca Wallis

Rebecca Wallis is curator with 20 years of experience in the museum and heritage sector. In her current role as Cultural Heritage Curator, Rebecca supports a significant portfolio of National Trust properties including Petworth House and Uppark. She is also a THRIVE mentor for students at the University of Reading.

Following degrees in fine art and history of art, British and European history, Rebecca has worked in a variety of curatorial roles in UK museums and heritage organisations including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Wallace Collection and British Museum.  A specialist in British and European art and design, recent publications include ‘Majolica: Sources of Inspiration’, in Majolica Mania: Transatlantic Pottery in England and the United States, 1850–1915, Bard Graduate Center / Yale (N.Y.C., 2020) and contributions to 125 Treasures of the National Trust (2020).

She is currently researching the art collection and connoisseur networks of Ralph Dutton (1898-1985) at Hinton Ampner. Rebecca is also working with colleagues from the Royal Academy of Arts at Petworth House, hosting a forthcoming exhibition Explorations in Paint (March-Sep 2023). Alongside she is supporting research and conservation of paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds as part of the National Trust’s celebrations for the tricentenary of his birth.

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