• At the Autumn 2007 meeting of the Centre’s Advisory Council the following Grants were awarded:

Curatorial Research Grants

Beazley Archive, University of Oxford,to help support a research curator for two years on the project to research, catalogue and publish The Arundel and Marlborough Collections of Engraved Gems and Cameos.

National Portrait Gallery, to help support a research curator for the final year of the project to research and publish the Gallery’s Catalogue of Later Victorian Portraits.

The Chapter of Peterborough Cathedral, to support a research curator for one year to continue the architectural analysis and research onthe West Front of Peterborough Cathedral.

Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery, to help support a research curator for two years to work on an exhibition and catalogue Reynolds’ early patrons and Reynolds’ collection of works on paper.

Educational Programme Grants

National Portrait Gallery, a two-day interdisciplinary and international conference titled ‘Brilliant Women: Gender and Intellect, Reputation and Representation’ at the National Portrait Gallery, London, 25-26 April 2008.

Royal West of England Academy,a series of public lectures and talks at the Royal West of England Academy on the theme ‘The Representation of Night in Art’, March-May 2008.

University of Birmingham,a two-day interdisciplinary conference at the Birmingham & Midland Institute titled ‘Wyndham Lewis: Modernity and Critique’, 25-26 January 2008.

Research Support Grants

Adriano Aymonino, towards research costs and travel in the UK for his doctoral thesis ‘The First Duke and Duchess of Northumberland: Political Strategies, Patronage and Collecting in the Age of the Grand Tour’.

Hugh Brigstocke, towards travel and research costs in Italy for work on ‘A Catalogue of Drawings assembled by William Ottley’.

Patricia Crown, towards travel and research costs in the USA for a publication on ‘Edward Francis Burney (1760-1848)’.

Anne Dulau, towards travel and research costs in the UK for an essay on ‘Boucher and Chardin in Eighteenth-century Britain’.

Richard Hayes, towards travel and research costs in the UKfor a publication on ‘John Ruskin and the Road to Ferry Hinksey: Secular Volunteerism in Nineteenth-century England’.

Ann Smart Martin, towards travel and research costs in the UK for her bookBanish the Night: Illumination and Reflection in Early Modern England and America’.

John Munns, towards travel and research costs in the USA for his doctoral thesis‘The Crucified Body of Christ: Cross, Passion, Image and Devotion in England, 1066-1215’.

Tania Sengupta, towards travel and research costs in India for her doctoral thesisArchitecture of Governmental and Civic Domains - Colonial Encounter in District Towns, Bengal, British India’.

Robert Tittler, for travel and research costs in the UK for his book ‘Portraits, Painters and Publics in Post-Reformation England: the Canterbury Experience’.

Kaylin Weber, for travel and research costs in the UK for an exhibition and publication on ‘Benjamin West and his Aesthetic Environment’.

Publication Grants (Author)

Susan Bennett,‘Cultivating the human faculties’. James Barry (1741-1806) and the Society of Arts.

Jonathan Black & Brenda Martin,Dora Gordine: Sculptor, Artist, Designer.

Gill Clarke, Representing the Women’s Land Army.

Hanneke Grootenboer, Treasuring the Gaze: Intimacy and Extremity of Vision in Eye Miniature Portraits.

Stanley Shepherd, The Stained Glass Windows of A.W.N. Pugin.

Publication Grants (Publisher)

Ben Uri Gallery/London Jewish Museum of Art, Rachel Dickson & Sarah MacDougall (Eds), Whitechapel at War: Isaac Rosenberg and his circle 1911-1918.

Berg Books, Jenny Graham, Inventing Van Eyck: The Remaking of an Artist for the Modern Age. Four Courts Press, Michael McCarthy & Karina O’Neill (Eds), Studies in the Gothic Revival.

Gallery Oldham, Stephen Whittle (Ed), Creative Tension – British Art 1950-2000.

Hamilton Kerr Institute, University of Cambridge, Paul Binski & Ann Massing (Eds), The Westminster Retable: History, Technique, Conservation.

National Galleries of Scotland, Viccy Coltman & Stephen Lloyd (Eds), Henry Raeburn: Critical Reception and International Reputation.

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne,Ted Gott (Ed), Modern Britain: 1900-1960. Master Works from Australian and New Zealand Collections.

National Museums Liverpool, Jessica Feather, British Drawings and  Watercolours in the Lady Lever Art Gallery.

Public Monuments and Sculpture Association, George Noszlopy & Fiona Waterhouse,  Public Sculpture of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire.

Royal Pavilion & Museums, Brighton, David Beevers (Ed), Chinese Whispers: Chinoiserie in Britain 1650-1930.

Southampton City Art Gallery, Tim Craven (Ed), Robert Bevan and The Cumberland Market Group.

Sussex Academic Press, Tessa Murdoch (Ed), Beyond the Border: Huguenot Goldsmiths in Northern Europe and North America.

Unicorn Press, Timothy Wilcox, Laura Knight: Paintings and Drawings of the Ballet and the Stage.

University of Chicago Press, Hanneke Grootenboer, Treasuring the Gaze: Intimacy and Extremity of Vision in Eye Miniature Portraits.

Walpole Society, Hugh Brigstocke (Ed), Walpole Society Volume for 2008.