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Sarah MacDougall

Sarah MacDougall (MA, University of Reading) is an art historian, curator and Director of Ben Uri Gallery and Museum, London, with responsibility for exhibitions, the Collection, and the Research Unit for the Study of the Jewish and Immigrant Contribution to British Visual Art since 1900. She has presented and published widely on this topic. She authored a Mark Gertler biography (2002), curated the Tate Gertler Display room (2017), and a catalogue raisonné is in progress. Her recent papers include “Europe in Scotland: Josef Herman, Jankel Adler and the émigré contribution to Scottish Visual Arts (1940–43)” (2022), and a joint paper on Franciszka Themerson (with Prof. Aviva Burnstock, forthcoming). She has curated exhibitions on ‘Hitler émigrés’ Josef Herman and Eva Frankfurther (also creating a dedicated Frankfurther website), among others, and co-curated a series on the ‘Whitechapel boys’, including Bomberg (2017-18). She is currently working on an exhibition on the Women’s International Art Club. Sarah is a committee member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies at the University of London, co-editing and contributing to Yearbook 18: Émigrés and the Applied Arts. She is also a member of the Sacred Art in Collections pre-1900 network.

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