Leading Academic and thinking Professor Paul Greenhalgh leads us through some of the past and present thinking and what this might tell us about the future.
Professor Paul Greenhalgh is director of the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, a position he has held since 2010. He was educated at Smithills Grammar School in Bolton, the University of Reading and the Courtauld Institute of Art in London. From 2006 to 2010 he was director and president of the Corcoran Gallery of Art and Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. He has also been Head of Research, and Deputy Keeper of Ceramic at the Victoria and Albert Museum.
His published work to date includes:
Ephemeral Vistas: The Expositions Universelles, Great Exhibitions and World's Fairs, 1851–1939. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1988.
Essential Art Nouveau. London: V & A Publications, 2000.
Art Nouveau: 1890-1914, edited by Paul Greenhalgh. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 2000.
The Modern Ideal: The Rise and Collapse of Idealism in the Visual Arts from the Enlightenment to Postmodernism. London: V & A Publications, 2005.
The Persistence of Craft: The Applied Arts Now, and Art Nouveau 1890–1914.
He is currently working on a forthcoming publication on ceramics due out this Autumn.