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From Sutton Trust to PhD

16 April 2013

From Sutton Trust to PhD

Congratulations to Rachel Flynn on the recent completion of her PhD. Rachel has had a long and close connection with the History of Art department at the University of Bristol. In the summer of 2001 she attended a summer school held at the University organised by the Sutton Trust. A specific aim of the Sutton Trust is to 'to improve educational opportunities for young people from non-privileged backgrounds and increase social mobility'. Inspired by the participation of the History of Art department in this event Rachel enrolled to study for a BA in History of Art for following year, graduating in 2005. In 2006 she returned to complete a part-time Masters degree and in 2008 was awarded an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with the University of Bristol and Amgueddfa Cymru - National Museum Wales. During her PhD studies she curated the exhibitions: 'Artist in Focus: Graham Sutherland' at National Museum Cardiff (Summer 2011) and 'Graham Sutherland' at Oriel y Parc (St David's, Spring 2012) and has published in: Tate Etc magazine (2012); Art in America online magazine (2011); and Companion Guide to the Welsh National Museum of Art (AC-NMW, 2011).

Her thesis, supervised by Dr Grace Brockington and examined by Prof Stephen Bann and Prof Martin Hammer, is entitled 'Archiving the Artist: The Graham Sutherland Collection at AC-NMW'.

In June 2012 Rachel was appointed temporary Assistant Curator of Historic Art at National Museum Cardiff and in March 2013 permanent Exhibitions Co-ordinator at Dimbola Museum and Galleries.


Image: Installation shot of Artist in Focus: Graham Sutherland exhibition.

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