Seminars and conferences


The National Gallery is a pre-eminent centre for research into European paintings from the 13th to the early 20th centuries. It seeks to answer questions regarding how, why, when and for whom paintings were made and who the subsequent owners were. Research is also conducted into how the pictures were used over time and what their imagery means, as well as into general questions of art historical interest.

Seminars and conferences ensure that new research of this kind, conducted by staff and external experts, is disseminated to diverse audiences, both specialists and the general public.

Details of future seminars and conferences will be placed here or will be available via the events calendar

January 2018

Detail from Jan van Eyck, Portrait of Giovanni(?) Arnolfini and his Wife, 1434
Conference

12–13 January 2018

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

November 2017

A page from an album of mid-19th century drawings by Lady Elizabeth Eastlake
Conference

Friday 10 November 2017, 10am–5.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

June 2017

Sebastiano del Piombo, 'The Raising of Lazarus', about 1517-19
Conference
An academic conference about their art and collaboration

23–24 June 20117

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

November 2016

Detail from Caravaggio, The Supper at Emmaus, 1601
Conference
An academic conference about Caravaggio and his legacy

17–18 November 2016

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

October 2016

Sainsbury Wing exterior
Conference

Friday 14 October 2016, 10am–6pm

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

May 2016

Detail from Leonardo, 'The Leonardo Cartoon', about 1499-1500
Conference

25–27 May 2016

Birkbeck College, The National Gallery, and The Warburg Institute

April 2016

Detail from John Callcott Horsley, Portrait of Martin Colnaghi, 1889
Conference

1–2 April 2016

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

March 2016

Spencer House, west façade (detail) © Spencer House Limited. Photograph by Mark Fiennes
Conference

17 March 2016, 10am–5.30pm

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

March 2015

Conference

5 March 2015, 10am–5pm

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre

November 2014

Detail from Rembrandt, A Woman bathing in a Stream (Hendrickje Stoffels?), 1654
Events

13-15 November 2014

Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre
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