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Reframing the Italian Renaissance

Reframing the Italian Renaissance at the National Gallery

Collaborative Doctoral Award

This project, in collaboration with Dr Alison Wright at University College London, takes as its starting point the Gallery’s remarkably diverse and important collection of Renaissance and Neo-Renaissance frames, which were either acquired with the paintings, or adapted or sometimes specifically commissioned.

The Gallery’s archives will be used as material to reconstruct specific case histories of frames for Renaissance paintings, and for the elucidation of broader trends within the Gallery’s display policy.

The National Gallery supervisor is Dr Susanna Avery-Quash.

About the Collaborative Doctoral Awards

The National Gallery offers a small number of Collaborative Doctoral Awards, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and run in partnership with higher education institutions. These studentships focus on specific themes relevant to the Gallery's collection and wider research themes.