Curating during Covid-19: A volunteer art student’s experience curating accessible art

Laura Rozamunda Allsopp-Huddle shares her experience volunteering with the University Art Collection during COVID-19. Earlier this year, from January to April, I worked for the University of Reading’s Art Collection as a volunteer curatorial assistant. The placement focused on curating an exhibition for the Collection’s website, on British artist and art historian John Golding (1929-2012). […]

Going Global: A Student Exhibition

Our outgoing placement student, Laura May Bailey, describes her experience at the Art Collection, and curation of a new Ladybird Gallery exhibition. Somehow, I find myself in the eighth and final week of placement at the University of Reading Art Collection. The past two months have flown by and been such a fantastic end to […]

Introducing Rubens to Sickert: The Study of Drawing

Originally published by Reading Museum on 14 April 2021 The newest exhibition to arrive at Reading Museum, in partnership with the University of Reading Art Collections, is Rubens to Sickert: The Study of Drawing. In this blog, join Curator of the University of Reading Art Collections, Dr Naomi Lebens, as she introduces the exhibition, revealing the historic connection […]

One Giant Leap: A Student Exhibition

Our outgoing placement student, Morgan Woodhouse, reveals what goes into creating a Ladybird Books exhibition Since the beginning of July, I have been working as a placement student in the University of Reading Art Collections, fulfilling the last module in my master’s degree in Art Museum and Gallery Studies at the University of Leicester. The main focus of my placement was […]