NGS Research Conference: Women Collectors

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Scottish National Gallery, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

The Mound

Edinburgh

EH2 2EL

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A significant number of works in the National Galleries of Scotland were acquired by women, either individually or in collaboration with their partner. To raise awareness of the important contributions made by women collectors in Britain within the visual arts from the 18th century to the present day, join us for a day of talks and discussions.

We are working with Around the World Nursery to provide a free creche for the day. The facility will be available to those attending the conference with children aged 0-8 years. There is a total of 15 spaces and these will be booked on a first-come basis. For further details please contact enquiries@nationalgalleries.org

Speakers

Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator, National Gallery, London and Christine Riding, Curatorial Head of Department, National Gallery, London

Two Hundred Years of Women Benefactors of the National Gallery

Dr Kate Cowcher, Lecturer in Art History, School of Art History, University of St. Andrews

From Kampala to Campbeltown: Naomi Mitchison and the Argyll Collection

Professor Frances Fowle, Senior Curator, National Galleries of Scotland and Personal Chair of Nineteenth-Century Art, University of Edinburgh

A Woman of No Importance? Mrs Workman's collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art

Catlin Langford, Assistant Curator, Royal Collection Trust, Windsor

Queen Alexandra: Collector, tastemaker and 'snapshooter'

Amy Parrish, PhD Candidate, University of Nottingham

Earl and Countess Spencer: 'A Marriage of True Minds' in the Eighteenth Century

Nicky Wilson, Collector and Founder of Jupiter Artland, Edinburgh

Women and Patronage in Contemporary Arts


Programme

0900 – 0930 Arrival via Royal Scottish Academy back door and Registration – Liz Louis and Sarah Rushall


0930 - 0945 Welcome and Introductions – Professor Chris Breward, Director of Collection and Research, National Galleries of Scotland


0945 – 1105 National Collectionschaired by Dr Freya Spoor

0945 – 1015 Dr Susanna Avery-Quash, Senior Research Curator, National Gallery and Christine Riding, Curatorial Head of Department, National Gallery, Two Hundred Years of Women Benefactors of the National Gallery

1015 – 1045 Professor Frances Fowle, Senior Curator, National Galleries of Scotland and Personal Chair of Nineteenth-Century Art, University of Edinburgh, A Woman of No Importance? Mrs Workman’s collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art

1045 – 1105 Questions


1105 – 1135 Break (Tea and Coffee Provided)


1135 – 1255 Tastemakers chaired by Anne Buddle

1135 – 1205 Amy Parrish, PhD Candidate University of Nottingham, Earl and Countess Spencer: ‘A Marriage of True Minds’ in the Eighteenth Century

1205 – 1235 Catlin Langford, Assistant Curator, Royal Collection, Queen Alexandra: Collector, tastemaker and ‘snapshooter’

1235 – 1255 Questions


1255 – 1400 Lunch (not provided)


1400 – 1520 Collecting for the Public – chaired by Kirstie Meehan

1400 – 1430 Dr Kate Cowcher, Lecturer in Art History, School of Art History, University of St. Andrews. From Kampala to Campbeltown: Naomi Mitchison and the Argyll Collection

1430 – 1500 Nicky Wilson, Collector and Founder of Jupiter Artland, Women and Patronage in Contemporary Arts in conversation with Professor Chris Breward

1500 – 1520 Questions

1520 – 1530 Comfort Break


1520 – 1600 Panel Discussion – chaired by Julie Duffy

1600 – 1650 Drinks Reception (IT Gallery)

1650 End of Conference




Image credit: Clifton Pugh, Naomi (Lady) Mitchison, 1897 - 1999, Author

copyright Dailan Pugh and Shane Pugh

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Scottish National Gallery, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre

The Mound

Edinburgh

EH2 2EL

United Kingdom

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