This seminar explores questions and issues around ‘single artist collections’ – the in-depth holdings of key individual artists found in many museums and galleries across the UK.
Alice Insley – Painter and Place: Joseph Wright of Derby in the 19th century
Alice Insley gives an account of the early years of Derby Free Library and Museum and discusses how the museum’s identity has always been closely associated with the artist Joseph Wright of Derby. Part of the British Art Network seminar.
Mark Bills – Gainsborough’s House
Nicholas Tromans – Limnerlease and Watts Gallery
Nicholas Tromans discusses the challenges and opportunities faced by an ambitious small museum, the Watts Gallery, based on a single artist collection.
Laura Turner – William Etty and York Museum
Alex Kidson – Charles Towne and the Walker Art Gallery
Alex Kidson discusses the circumstances behind the imbalanced acquisition of the work of Charles Towne at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and examines some of its museological consequences.
Frances Guy – What’s in a name? Barbara Hepworth and Wakefield
Listen to the seminar recordings from Alice Insley, Mark Bills, Nicholas Tromans, Laura Turner, Alex Kidson and Frances Guy.