Creative Arts


Dr Meredith M. Hale

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Excellence 100 Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture

Dr Hale received her PhD from Columbia University in New York. As a doctoral candidate she was awarded the Samuel H. Kress Fellowship at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, and the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. She worked as a Senior Specialist in Old Master Paintings at Christie’s New York before going to Wolfson College Cambridge as the Speelman-Newton Fellow in Netherlandish Art. She held the Speelman-Newton and Speelman Fellowships from 2009-2017 during which time she lectured on early modern art in the Department of History of Art, University of Cambridge. In 2012 she established a programme of study days for first-year art history students at Boughton House, Northamptonshire, which won the Sandford Award in Excellence for Heritage Education. Dr Hale was Principal Investigator for the AHRC Networking Grant, ‘The Power of Print: Dutch Propaganda for a new Russia,’ a collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and the State Hermitage Museum, which examined Peter the Great’s use of Dutch models and technology to establish a school of Russian etching in 1698. Dr Hale joined Loughborough in 2018 as an Excellence 100 Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture.

  • SAA921 Drawing: Discourses and Debates
  • 18EAC002: The Return of the King, Literature 1660-1714

Dr Hale’s research interests include early modern print culture, particularly political satire and transnational print markets; Netherlandish painting and architecture during the ‘Glorious Revolution’; the reception of Netherlandish art in England; and the technical and scientific analysis of paintings with a particular focus currently on Anthony van Dyck. Her book, The Birth of Political Satire: Romeyn de Hooghe (1645-1708) and the Glorious Revolution, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2019. Her edited volume, Cambridge and the Study of Netherlandish Art (2016), considers the long-standing traditions of scholarship and collecting in Cambridge and a second edited volume based on her AHRC networking grant, Global networks in Print: Dutch/Russian exchange in the Petrine Era, is forthcoming with Harvey Miller. Dr Hale is currently preparing an exhibition for the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, of oil sketches by Anthony van Dyck for his famous print series known as The Iconography. Since 2011 she has curated or co-curated five exhibitions at Wolfson College Cambridge: Richard Deacon: ‘This is where ideas come from’ (2015), Henry Moore and Photography (2015-16); A Woman’s Skin: Works by Eileen Cooper RA (2017); and At Your Service (2018), works by Mark Corfield-Moore, the first winner of The Wolfson College Cambridge – Royal Academy Schools Graduate Prize. 

Dr Hale welcomes postgraduate research students in any of the following areas: Netherlandish and Anglo-Netherlandish art 1550-1750; early modern print culture; visual and material culture during the ‘Glorious Revolution’; and the works of Anthony van Dyck.

Week 4: 25 October, 13:30-15:30

Week 5: 29 October, 10:30-12:30

Week 6: 8 November, 13:30-15:30

Week 7: 14 November, 11:00-13:00

Week 8: 22 November, 13:30-15:30

Week 9: 28 November, 11:00-13:00

Week 10: 6 December, 13:30-15:30

Week 11: 12 December, 13:00-15:00

Week 12: 9 January, 11:00-13:00