British Art Subject Specialist Network event

Understanding British Portraits

An active network aiming to enhance the knowledge and understanding of portraits in all media in British collections, for the benefit of future research, exhibitions, interpretation, display and learning programmes.

Subject Specialist Network: European Paintings pre-1900

This network provides opportunities to exchange knowledge, experience and new ideas about paintings, including ways of improving public engagement through display and interpretation.

Contemporary Art Society

Founded in 1910, the Contemporary Art Society exists to encourage an appreciation and understanding of contemporary art by a wide audience and to donate works by important and new artists to museums and public galleries across the UK.

The Society of Decorative Arts Curators

The network exists to promote decorative arts and support those with a professional interest in the subject. SODAC run an active programme of handling days and study visits designed to encourage the development of professional expertise.

Dress and Textiles Specialists

This network provides links and mutual support for professionals working with specialist collections of fashion, dress and textiles within wider museum collections.