Who got the job - Museums Association

Who got the job

Senior curator, 18th-century collections, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, EdinburghAdvertised: MJ online October 2013
Interview by John Holt
Lucinda Lax

What attracted you to this post?

The opportunity to combine my love of 18th-century painting with my fascination for the history of the period: the Jacobite uprisings, the Scottish Enlightenment and the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution.

What’s been the most interesting part of the job so far?

Working daily with the works of Allan Ramsay. His work has a vividness that has few rivals.

Other posts

Editor for an academic art history publisher, a managerial role in a Bond Street gallery.


BA, MA, PhD history of art.

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