This five-part lecture course explores an exciting behind-the-scenes look at the research, writing, borrowing, design, and installation processes involved in putting on a major exhibition. Led by Mark Hallett, the course uses exhibitions that he has been involved in curating as relevant case studies. Exhibition projects including Hogarth (Tate Britain, London, 2007), The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition (Royal Academy of Arts, London, 2018), and George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field (Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2018; Holborne Museum, Bath, 2019) are discussed.

Lecture 1:
Looking Back: Three Eighteenth Century Exhibitions

Mark Hallett

Lecture 2:
Looking Back: Hogarth, 2006-7, Musée du Louvre, Paris; Tate Britain, London; Caixa Forum, Barcelona

Mark Hallett and Christine Riding

Lecture 3:
Looking Forward: The Great Spectacle: 250 Years of the Summer Exhibition, 2018, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Mark Hallett and Sarah Victoria Turner

Lecture 4:
Looking Forward: George Shaw: A Corner of a Foreign Field, 2018-19, Yale Centre for British Art, New Haven, CT; Holburne Museum, Bath

Mark Hallett and George Shaw

Lecture 5: 
Looking Back: Curating and Scholarship

The fifth lecture of this series was not recorded.