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Collaborative doctoral award for Tessa Kilgariff

12 May 2014

We are delighted to announce that Tessa Kilgariff is the recipient of a collaborative doctoral award between the University of Bristol and the National Portrait Gallery to research 'The production, transmission and reception of engraved and photographic theatrical portraiture in the mid-19th century and its contribution to the promotion of celebrity'.

We are delighted to announce that Tessa Kilgariff is the recipient of a collaborative doctoral award between the University of Bristol and the National Portrait Gallery to research The production, transmission and reception of engraved and photographic theatrical portraiture in the mid-19th century and its contribution to the promotion of celebrity.

Tessa was amongst five shortlisted applicants for the fiercely competetive award who were interviewed at the National Portrait Gallery on 30 April by Dr Dorothy Price (History of Art), Dr Catherine Hindson (Drama) and Robin Francis, (Head of the Heinz Library and Archives at the National Portrait Gallery).

Tessa graduated from the University of York with starred First Class honours in History of Art in 2013 and is currently completing her studies at York with an AHRC-funded MA. Her postgraduate research interests are British art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and portraiture. Her MA dissertation will consider banditti as a subject for the Royal Academy in the late eighteenth century.Tessa has also been awarded a Michael Bromberg fellowship in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum for the Autumn 2014, prior to her uptake of her AHRC funded collaborative doctoral award. Congratulations Tessa!

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