Painting Pairs: collaborative research in Conservation and Art History

Painting Pairs presents collaborative research undertaken by graduates in conservation and art history focussing on paintings currently in the conservation studios at the Courtauld The paintings  that form the focus for investigation by each a pair of graduates are from different periods and pose a range of questions related to their history, conservation and display.  

At the first Zoom webinar presentation on April 22nd the pairs will introduce their paintings and present the key questions that will be the subject of their research.  The results of their investigations will be presented in May 2021. This program provides a unique opportunity for collaboration between conservators and art historians in object based art historical research. 

Organised by Professor Aviva Burnstock (The Courtauld), Dr Pia Gottschaller (The Courtauld) and Dr Karen Serres (The Courtauld). 

2020-21 Participants 

Charlie Spragg (MA Architecture of Empire) with Melissa Barton (Conservation)
Portrait of Sir Ralph Bosville

Samantha Siegler (MA Documentary Reborn) with Sarah Besson (Conservation)
Portrait of Sir Henry Strachey and his daughter Charlotte by Daniel Gardner

Katherine George (MA Curating) with Alice Sherwood (Conservation)
Portrait of a Lady with children (unknown artist)

Malina Mihalache (MA Russian Art) with Alice Copley (Conversation)
Rite of Spring by Ethel Walker

Christopher Lillywhite (MA Continuity and Innovation) with Megan Levet (Conservation)
Noli me tangere by Ambrose McEvoy

Portrait of wealthy man
Portrait of Sir Ralph Bosville, 1600-1629, in the collection at Knole © National Trust

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