Rhian Addison McCreanor

Rhian Addison McCreanor is currently an ARHC Collaborative PhD student between University of York and Tate Britain researching landscape artists’ studios in London between 1780 and 1850. Her methodology uses quantitative and qualitative methods: processing volumes of data and mapping the artists’ locations, triangulated with case studies built on visual and archival material. In 2021 Addison McCreanor was awarded a Research Support Grant by the Paul Mellon Centre for British Art to develop case studies on George Morland (1763–1804) and John Constable (1776–1837).
Addison McCreanor’s research interests encompass artists’ studios, mapping and mass data methods, and forms of display, to name but a few. In 2019 she was a Research Council Policy Intern at the National Archives, advising DCMS subcommittees on how policy can evolve to protect digital cultural assets. Previously Addison McCreanor was Curator (Historic Fine Art) at the Whitworth, University of Manchester where she curated Cozens and Cozens and South Asian Modernists, 1953-63 (2018). Addison McCreanor was formerly Assistant Curator at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village (2013–16). She was awarded the Associateship of the Museum Association in 2016. Addison McCreanor was part of the inaugural BAN Early Career Curator Group (2015).

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