Angelica Kauffman, Portrait of a Lady, c.1775
Angelica Kauffman, Portrait of a Lady, c.1775. Photo © Tate. CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0.
Joan Carlile, Portrait of an Unknown Lady, 1650–5
Joan Carlile, Portrait of an Unknown Lady, 1650–5. Photo © Tate. CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0.
Mary Beale, Portrait of a Young Girl, c.1681
Mary Beale, Portrait of a Young Girl, c.1681. Photo © Tate. CC-BY-NC-ND 3.0.
Victoria Munn (New Zealand) is a researcher currently in the final stages of her Masters in Art History at the University of Auckland, supported by a full scholarship. Her academic research focuses on women in early modern Europe. Supervised by Dr Erin Griffey, her thesis examines the transmission of female beauty ideals and practices in early modern Italy, France and England.
As a Brooks Fellow in partnership with Tate, during her residency Victoria will work in conjunction with Tate teams to create a database of past exhibitions with artworks by historical women artists. This collection of data will enable patterns to be identified in the way women artists are and have been presented to audiences.
Victoria has worked in several art institutions, including Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Auckland Museum and Adam Art Gallery, and participated in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection internship programme in 2017. During her most recent role at Auckland Art Gallery, Victoria was involved in the curatorial development of an exhibition about the art of Louise Henderson, a French-born New Zealand modernist.
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