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History of Art Sudents engaged with the National Gallery

2 December 2016

The University launched its new strategy externally at a reception held at the National Gallery in London on Tuesday 15 November.  Five History of Art students were there to represent the University and give gallery tours to the guests.

The tours began in the gallery's Central Hall, which contains Renaissance works by Fra Bartolommeo and Moretto de Brescia.  The students then proceeded to guide the guests through the history of early modern art, on a route that featured notable works by Canaletto, Goya, Gainsborough, Reynolds and Hogarth.  The tours concluded with the gallery's impressive collection of modern art, which includes key works by Corot, Degas, Van Gogh and Cezanne.

The students giving the tours included: Serena Hardwick and James Hart (undergraduate), Laurie Lewis and Lisa Huang-Taylor (postgraduate taught), and Alice Hoad (postgraduate research) and were accompanied by Professor Simon Shaw-Miller and Dr Alexandra Hoare.

The tours were very popular and well-received by the guests.

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