Rethinking Foundational Histories

A little booster I wrote for our exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery last summer (only now online). Includes cartoon image of me at end as well!

“The National Portrait Gallery rehangs its permanent galleries at least twice a year. This summer, the Robert Oatley gallery, which typically displays the ‘earliest works from the NPG collection’, is curated with a particular focus in mind. Titled Facing New Worlds, the rehang centres on the relationships forged between Europeans and Indigenous people during the formative Age of Empire – roughly the 1760s to the 1840s – and pivots around small clusters of individuals rather than moving from one important person to the next….” To continue reading, head over to the NPG’s website here.

Another short article to spruik the show appeared in the SLNSW magazine at the same time (this time looking at three other figures). See here for a PDF of it.

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