MA Dissertation – Research

My MA dissertation is on the cultural legacies of slavery and the slave trade in the objects of National Trust collections. Many objects made in the 18th century began their lives being harvested and attained by slave labour, although this history is not often recognised. A rise in the consumption of luxury goods in the eighteenth…

Museum Internship: History Files & Object Handling

I am completing a four-month internship at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery in West Sussex. The first week of my internship was getting used to the collection by doing some research for the History Files, and working on CALM; a collections management system used for managing archives, records, and collections. History Files, or Object Files, are…

Avant-Garde: The Pre-Raphaelites

Charles Baudelaire “Artists should look at the reality and brutality of modern life in all its colour, nature with all its imperfections – that should be the challenge to the modern painter not the didactic idealization of the past. The new generation should forge a new path.” The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB), founded by John Everett…

Exhibitions in 2018

There are so many exhibitions and events set for 2018, but I have picked out a few of my must see’s. The National Gallery has ten exhibitions in 2018 ‘Reflections: Van Eyck and the Pre-Raphaelites’ is an exhibition I will definitely be going to see. I have always loved the PRB, their variety of inspirations…

Exhibition Road Quarter

The Victoria and Albert Museums’ new Exhibition Road Quarter will be the biggest construction project at the V&A since 1909. The project is set to provide a new entrance, courtyard and purpose-built gallery to accommodate the masses of visitors each year, and the design will compliment and sit naturally alongside the style of the V&A. The…