Conservation at Southampton City Art Gallery and the National Gallery
Susanna Avery-Quash (Senior Research Curator, National Gallery) in conversation... Recorded for a webinar on 23 June 2021, which was part of the public programme for Creating a National Collection.
Creating a National Collection
Catch a glimpse of our new exhibition, Creating a National Collection, presented in collaboration with the National Gallery.
In Conversation with Curators of Southampton City Art Gallery
A panel discussion exploring the rich history of Southampton City Art Gallery and the City's art collection with Les Buckingham, Tim Craven, Liz Goodall, Gill Hedley and Clare Mitchell. Presented by Susanna Avery Quash and Jemma Craig.
Creating a National Collection - Virtual Tour
Susanna Avery-Quash (Senior Research Curator, National Gallery) and Jemma Craig (Assistant Curator, Southampton City Art Gallery) guide you on this virtual tour of the exhibition.
Scroll through the 'Creating a National Collection' blog here...
Click the link to meet Jemma, the current Curatorial Trainee for the National Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery.
For the past 18 months Jemma has been busy researching the history of the City Art Gallery and delving through the archives at both institutes, exploring their longstanding relationship.
In the first of a series of blog posts Jemma talks about how her traineeship is going so far.
Click the link to meet Susanna Avery-Quash, the Senoir Research Curator in the History of collecting at the National Gallery and who has been mentoring Jemma over the last 18 months.
In the latest blog post, Susanna discusses the process behind investigating the intertwined histories of both galleries and shares some of the many interesting aspects of the historical partnership that have been uncovered through their trips to the archives.
Welcome to week three of the Creating a National Collection blog. My name’s Corinna and I’m a Curatorial Trainee at the National Gallery, partnered with Museums Sheffield. I’ll be taking a closer look at two portraits in the exhibition by one of England’s finest eighteenth-century portraitists, Thomas Gainsborough.
Click the link to meet Giulia Calvi and learn more about Sofonisba Anguissola, Giulia’s personal connection to the artist and the beautiful painting ‘The Artist’s Sister in the Garb of a Nun’
Join Jemma, Curatorial Trainee with the National Gallery and Southampton City Art Gallery.
“In this episode, I wanted to talk more about the pairing of two paintings by Claude Monet which will appear together for the first time in the upcoming exhibition Creating a National Collection, The Petit Bras of the Seine at Argenteuil from the National Gallery and The Church at Vétheuil in Southampton’s collection”
As part of the planning and installation process, lots of choices have been made and help has been given by all of the Southampton team including curators, exhibition officers, conservators, and the front of house team, as well as colleagues from the National Gallery. A real team effort has allowed this project and exhibition to come to life and I’d like to share with you some of the behind the scenes decisions and images of the installation process.
I’m thrilled to say ‘Creating a National Collection’ is now open!
As you will have seen from past blogs, a lot of work goes into the preparation for an exhibition of this scale. Today, I wanted to share a little about how the paintings themselves were prepared for display.