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MA students curate new exhibition with National Portrait Gallery

9 October 2009

History of Art MA students curate new exhibition in partnership with the National Portrait Gallery

Postgraduate students on the MA in History of Art working with Dr Tania String are undertaking research for a second exhibition of Tudor and Jacobean portraits at Montacute House (National Trust), a regional partner of the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition will explore the ‘imagined lives’ of the unknown sitters in thirteen portraits from the period 1520-1640. As an exciting addition to the new exhibition, prominent writers Tracy Chevalier, Minette Walters and Julian Fellows have agreed to write ‘biographies’ of the unknown sitters to enhance the public’s engagement with the exhibition. The exhibition opens in March 2010 and will run for two years.

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