Project curator Sophie Kelly discusses a fascinating discovery made during preparations for the exhibition Thomas Becket: Murder and Making of a Saint at the British Museum. Watch this film to learn more about the stories depicted in the Miracle Windows, restored to their original order for the first time in three hundred and fifty years.
This project was supported by a Curatorial Research Grant.
Sophie Kelly is the Project Curator on the exhibition Thomas Becket: Murder and the Making of a Saint at the British Museum (2021). She received her PhD in art history from the University of Kent in 2018 and was awarded a Paul Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2019. Her doctoral research focuses on medieval representations of the Trinity, but she has published on various topics, including twentieth-century fine bindings and the contemporary portrait artist Lorna Wadsworth. Prior to the British Museum, Sophie held curatorial roles at the Royal Collection Trust, where she worked on the exhibitions George IV: Art and Spectacle (2019) and Russia, Royalty and the Romanovs (2018), and Canterbury Cathedral on the National Lottery Heritage Fund project ‘The Canterbury Journey’.