- 11 November 2021
- 2:00 – 4:00 pm
- This event is part of the online conference programme 'Graphic Landscape: The Landscape Print Series in Britain, c.1775–1850'
14.00–14.10 Introduction by Mark Hallett (Director, Paul Mellon Centre) and Felicity Myrone (Lead Curator, Western Prints and Drawings, British Library)
14.10–14.25 Sarah Moulden (Curator of 19th-Century Collections, National Portrait Gallery) , Creative Collaboration: Cotman’s Norfolk Etchings
14.25–14.40 Eleanore Neumann (PhD Candidate, University of Virginia) , Translating Topography: Women and the Publication of Landscape Illustrations of the Bible (1836)
14.55–15.00 Comfort break
15.00–15.15 Alisa Bunbury (Grimwade Collection Curator, Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne) , Taken From Nature: Printed Views of Colonial Australia
15.15–15.30 Douglas Fordham (Professor of Art History, University of Virginia ), Travel Prints or Illustrated Books?
15.45–16.00 Panel discussion
About the speakers
Mark Hallett is Director of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. He is currently carrying out research for a forthcoming exhibition devoted to Constable and Turner, and leads the Centre’s Generation Landscape research project, of which this programme of webinars is a part.
Felicity Myrone is Lead Curator of Western Prints and Drawings at the British Library. She joined the Library as Curator of Topography and led a project cataloguing and digitising George III’s maps and views, the King’s Topographical Collection and a related research project, Transforming Topography. One outcome of the latter is the British Library webspace, Picturing Places. She was awarded a 2019–20 Paul Mellon Centre Mid-career Fellowship for Art in the Library, investigating how the fused and intertwined institutional histories of the British Museum, Natural History Museum and British Library have shaped attitudes to prints and drawings. Her current project is writing a book with the support of a 2021 Getty Foundation Paper Project grant. This will be the first handbook/guide to the British Library’s prints and drawings in Printed Books, Manuscripts, Music and Maps.
Sarah Moulden is Curator of 19th-Century Collections at the National Portrait Gallery. She completed her PhD at UEA in 2016 on the art and career of John Sell Cotman, focusing on how he attempted to construct a career in a fiercely competitive and congested art world. More broadly, it explored how we might now rethink the relationship between art and lived experience, and scrutinised the monographic form. The project involved working with Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery where she curated the exhibition Almost too daring for an individual: John Sell Cotman's One-man Show (2015–16). Formerly, Sarah was a curator at English Heritage, Dulwich Picture Gallery and again at the NPG.
Eleanore Neumann is a doctoral candidate in art and architectural history at the University of Virginia. Her research focuses on the imbrication of landscape, gender and empire in British art and visual culture of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. In her dissertation, she examines the visual and verbal landscapes produced by the British artist and author Maria Graham (1785–1842) as she travelled globally in the early nineteenth century. Neumann trained as a curatorial fellow in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Philadelphia Museum of Art where she curated the exhibition Breaking Ground: Printmaking in the U.S., 1940–1960. She is the recipient of a Junior Fellowship from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, a Huntington Library Travel Grant and an RBS-UVA Fellowship at the Rare Book School, among others. Presently, she is collaborating with the Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Center on a digital StoryMap for the international exhibition Madayin: Eight Decades of Aboriginal Australian Bark Painting from Yirrkala.
Alisa Bunbury is the Grimwade Collection Curator at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne. Previously she was Curator of Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2002–2017) and at the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide (1999–2002). She has curated numerous exhibitions, including as lead curator of Colony: Australia 1770–1861 (National Gallery of Victoria, 2018) and has written widely, most recently as editor of, and principal contributor to, the major publication Pride of Place: Exploring the Grimwade Collection (The Miegunyah Press, 2020). Earlier this year she completed a National Library of Australia Curatorial Fellowship researching the early art of Norfolk Island which was settled six weeks after Sydney to become Britain’s second penal settlement in the Pacific.
Douglas Fordham is a Professor at the University of Virginia. He is interested in the relationship between art, media and the British Empire, including his most recent publication, Aquatint Worlds: Travel, Print and Empire, 1770–1820 (PMC, 2019). As a PMC Senior Fellow, he is working on a project titled, ‘Aboriginal Printmaking and the Bureaucratic State’.
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