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Research and Display: Old Master paintings in the re-opened York Art Gallery

  • York Art Gallery Exhibition Square York YO1 7EW United Kingdom (map)

The focus of this Study Day was on the newly re-opened exhibition spaces at York Art Gallery, with particular reference to the display of Old Master paintings in the Lycett Green collection.

The day commenced with a tour of the galleries by Eloise Donnelly who had worked on the rehang of the collection as an integral part of her Curatorial Traineeship, using knowledge and expertise she gained whilst undergoing training at the National Gallery. Eloise discussed some of the considerations and challenges that she faced in re-displaying the collection in conjunction with the major redevelopments to gallery spaces that were taking place.

In the afternoon, the group received an update on the work of the National Inventory Research Project; specifically its latest project working with city art galleries in the north of England. Further presentations on research into the Lycett Green collection culminated in a discussion on issues surrounding research and display. 

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