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MA students contribute to Montacute exhibition

14 March 2014

MA students have contributed to an innovative new display at the National Trust’s Montacute House exploring the role of objects in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century portraits, which brings together examples of the items depicted alongside their painted counterparts. The exhibition opens on 15 March 2014.

MA students have contributed to an innovative new display at the National Trust’s Montacute House exploring the role of objects in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century portraits, which brings together examples of the items depicted alongside their painted counterparts. The exhibition opens on 15 March 2014.

A collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery, its regional partner the National Trust, and University of Bristol, 'Pictured and Seen: Objects in Portraits' brings together painted portraits with objects such as timepieces, books, instruments and glassware. Dr Alexandra Hoare, who supervised the MA History of Art contribution, says: 'This has been an extraordinary addition to the MA experience for our art history students – the opportunity to learn from art objects at first hand, and to work with museum curators and conservators, has been especially fruitful.' 

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