Painting Pairs 2022 – 23: 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.

In this second presentation, the pairs will each report on their technical and art historical examination in a 15-20 minute presentation, with time for questions.

Organised by Professor Aviva Burnstock (The Courtauld), Pippa Balch (The Courtauld) and Dr Karen Serres (The Courtauld).

2022 – 23 Painting Pairs Collaborative Research Partners:

Abby Li working with Sophia Boosalis on S. Jerome, after Joos van Cleve

Kaira Mediratta working with Alexandra Earl on Barred Gate by Evelyn De Morgan

Emma Wright working with Elisabeth Subal on Girl Reading “The Task”

Jean -Michael Maugue with Talia Ratnavale working on St Anthony Abbot and St Sebastian, oil on panel

Chloe Glass working with Catherine Dussault on Miss Coope by Katherine Clausen

Nandipa Mabere working with Megan Buchanan-Smith on Salvador Mundi, Courtauld Gallery

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4 May 2023

Thursday 4th May 2023, 2pm - 4pm BST

Free, booking essential

Lecture Theatre 2  Vernon Square 

This is an in person only event at our Vernon Square campus. Booking will close 30 minutes before the event begins.


Painting showing a figure with long hair and a beard facing the viewer. In one hand he holds and orb and the other is raised in the sign of a blessing
Circle of Marco d' Oggiono (ca. 1467-1524), Salvator Mundi, circa 1510-25. Tempera on panel. © The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London