Pioneering Women is a research project designed to shine a spotlight on the lives, careers and legacies of the talented and extraordinary women at the heart of the Royal Society of Sculptors. Research curator Rosamund Lily West shares an exciting discovery about the moment when women were allowed to join the Royal Society of Sculptors.

The project was supported by a Curatorial Research Grant.

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    Rosamund Lily West is a curator, writer and historian. Having previously worked as Paul Mellon Research Curator at the Royal Society of Sculptors, Rosamund currently works both as a Curator at Kingston Museum and as a Documentary Curator at London Transport Museum, a role which involved documenting contemporary London. Rosamund is currently writing up her part-time PhD, 'The 'Concrete Citizens' of the London County Council's Housing Schemes, 1943 to 1965' at Kingston University. She is also a trustee for Art History Link Up, has acted as a mentor for the charity Arts Emergency and was elected an Early Career Member of the Royal Historical Society in 2020.