Dr Hannah Lyons

Hannah Lyons, Curator of Art Collections

Curator of Art Collections


Email: h.lyons@reading.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 118 378 5514

Responsibilities and research interests

Hannah Lyons joined the University of Reading in the spring of 2023. She is responsible for caring for, developing and presenting the University of Reading’s Art Collection, as well as managing the University’s Public Art programme. Her broad professional and research interests include British art, works on paper, as well as contemporary art and visual culture. She has a special interest in printmaking and eighteenth-century women artists, which was the subject of her AHRC-funded PhD.


PhD in History of Art

MA in Eighteenth Century Studies

BA (Hons) in History and English Literature


‘Living “in the bosom of a large and worthy family”: Learning to engrave in late eighteenth century London’, in Cristina S. Martinez and Cynthia E Roman, eds., Female Printmakers, Publishers and Printsellers in the Eighteenth Century: The Imprint of Women in Graphic Media, 1735-1830 (Cambridge University Press, 2023).
‘Letitia Byrne (1779-1849) and the “Prejudice against Employing Women as Engravers”’, in Rose Roberto and Artemis Alexiou, eds., Women in Print: Design and Identities (Peter Lang Ltd, 2022).
Catalogue entries on ‘Owen Jones’; ‘The Audsley Brothers’ and ‘George Richardson’ in: Julius Bryant, ed., The Most Beautiful Illustrated Books from the V&A (V&A Press & Thames and Hudson, 2022).
Catalogue entries on ‘Annie Maunder Prize for Innovation’; ‘People and Space’; ‘Our Moon’; ‘Stars and Nebulae’; ‘Young Competition’ and ‘Sir Patrick Moore Prize for Best Newcomer’ in Astronomy Photographer of the Year 11 (Royal Museums Greenwich Press with Harper Collins, 2022).

Gill Perry, Kate Retford, Jordan Vibert with Hannah Lyons, Placing Faces: The Portrait and the English Country House in the Long Eighteenth Century (Manchester University Press, 2013)..