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3 October 2016

Marble, Movement Memory and Light: Encounters with Nineteenth Century Sculpture - Presidential Lecture

Presented By Leicester and Literary Philosophical Society

About this event

Professor Alison Yarrington Professor Alison Yarrington

Professor Alison Yarrington, Dean of the School of the Arts, English and Drama, will give the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society's Lecture for the 2016-17 season.

An art historian specialising in the history of British art and sculpture c.1750-1914, Professor Yarrington's research interests include sculpture’s display histories, the marble trade, women and sculpture, public sculpture, maritime sculpture, and, more broadly, British-Italian cultural transactions and the history of collections and collecting.


Professor Yarrington is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art and a governor of Glasgow School of Art. She served as Chair of the Association of Art Historians 2011-14 and is a member of the British National Committee of the international subject association for art history, CIHA [Comité International d'Histoire de l'Art].

Contact details

  • President of the Leicester Literary and Philosophical Society
  • 01455 209291