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Art UK: Uncovering the Nation’s Hidden Oil Paintings
Thu 4th Apr 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Picture Gallery
Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836–1912)
Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum
In 2003 a project was set up to catalogue the UK’s national collection of oil paintings. It involved visiting over 3,000 collection locations across the UK and photographing 212,000 paintings. The lecture offers an insider’s view of this ambitious and unique project.
Mrs Mary Rose Rivett –Carnac BA MA
Mary Rose gained an MA in Victorian Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London. Several of her arts-related essays and articles have been published, and she is a guide at Turner’s House in Twickenham and Dorich House Museum in Kingston. She was a founder member of The Arts Society of Richmond upon Thames. Since 2007 she has worked part-time on the unique arts project that is the subject of her lectures.