Featured works and projects

Cover of Politics in a Glass Case

Feminism and Curating: Politics in a Glass Case

Collaboration with Angela Dimitrakaki on a book/research network project to explore the relationships between feminism and curating in North America

Cover of Journal of Curatorial Studies

Constant Redistribution

A 'roundtable' discussion on 'Transnational perspectives on women's art, feminism and curating'

Photo of Wilberforce and his dog

The Carte de Visite in the 1860s

Why were portraits of such poor quality (small, and hard to read) so popular that they were produced in the millions in the 1860s?

Cover of the book 'Frauen:Museum'

Feminism in and out of the Art Museum

Considering the nature of the relationship between feminism as a political movement and the museum as an institution

Dr Lara Perry: Nelson's Column

The Body of the Citizen

The first element in a book-length project which will examine the art of Victorian England that lies outside the domain of the conventional art object

Dr Lara Perry: Racar

The Portrait Issue

But is that a portrait? This is the question that emerged from the recently established Portrait Gallery of Canada's collecting policy.

Painting of Adelbert 3rd Earl Brownlow by GF Watts

Nationalizing Watts: the Hall of Fame and the National Portrait Gallery

The work of GF Watts exemplifies much of what is most loved, and most loathed, about Nineteenth century English art.

Two Anna's by Natalie Papamichael

Civil Partnerships Programme

University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts, Civil Partnerships, queer and feminist art and activism 

Photo of the early-20th-century galleries at National Portrait Gallery

Making a Modern Museum

Lottery-funded new displays and the opening of Tate Modern fueled a lively critical debate about museum hangs at the turn of the millennium.

Research activity

Repository holdings 

Number of items: 14.

Perry, Lara (2017) The Artist’s Household: On Gender and the Division of Artistic and Domestic Labour in Nineteenth Century London Third Text, 31 (1). pp. 15-29. ISSN 0952-8822

Richter, Dorothee, Perry, Lara and Krasny, Elke (2016) Editorial, OnCurating in Feminist Thought [Edited Collections]

Dimitrakaki, Angela and Perry, Lara (2013) How to be seen: an introduction to feminist politics, exhibition cultures and curatorial transgressions In: Dimitrakaki, Angela and Perry, Lara, eds. Politics in glass case: feminism, exhibition cultures and curatorial transgressions. Value, art, politics . Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, UK, pp. 1-22. ISBN 9781846318931

Dimitrakaki, Angela and Perry, Lara (2013) Politics in a glass case: feminism, exhibition cultures and curatorial transgressions [Edited Collections]

Perry, Lara (2013) 'A good time to be a woman'?: women artists, feminism and Tate Modern In: Dimitrakaki, Angela and Perry, Lara, eds. Politics in glass case: feminism, exhibition cultures and curatorial transgressions. Value, art, politics . Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, UK, pp. 31-47. ISBN 9781846318931

Dimitrakaki, Angela, Perry, Lara, Huneault, Kristina, Kivimaa, Katrin, Noack, Ruth, Proctor, Nancy, Skrubbe, Jessica Sjöholm, Steorn, Patrik and Uhlyarik, Georgiana (2013) Constant Redistribution: A Roundtable on Feminism, Art and the Curatorial Field Journal of Curatorial Studies, 2 (2). pp. 218-241. ISSN 2045-5836

Perry, Lara (2012) The Carte de Visite in the 1860s and the Serial Dynamic of Photographic Likeness Art History, 35 (4). pp. 728-749. ISSN 0141-6790

Perry, Lara (2012) Feminism in and out of the Art Museum In: Krasny, Elke, ed. Frauen:Museum. Zwischen Sammlungsstrategie und Sozialer Plattform (Women:Museum. Strategies of Collecting and Social Platform). Löcker Verlag , Vienna. ISBN 9783854096245

Perry, Lara (2011) Transnational perspectives on women's art, feminism and curating University of Brighton, Faculty of Arts.

Perry, Lara and Major-Marothy, Eva (2006) Editor's introduction RACAR - Canadian Art Review, 30 (1-2). pp. 5-8. ISSN 0315-9906

Perry, Lara (2006) History's Beauties: women and the nineteenth-century National Portrait Gallery Ashgate, London, UK. ISBN 0754630811

Perry, Lara (2004) Nationalizing Watts: the Hall of Fame and the National Portrait Gallery In: Trodd, C. and Brown, S., eds. Representations of G. F. Watts: Art making in Victorian Culture. Ashgate, London, Uk, pp. 121-134. ISBN 0754605981

Perry, Lara (2002) Making a modern museum: experience, interpretation and the National Portrait Gallery in the new millennium Visual Culture in Britain, 3 (2). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1471-4787

Perry, Lara (2002) Experience and interpretation: the National Portrait Gallery in the new millenium Visual culture in Britain, 3 (2). pp. 1-16. ISSN 1471-4787

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Selected conferences/talks

2015

  • ‘Am I that name? Feminism and the category of women in the art museum (with apologies to Denise Riley)’, ‘Art Now’ series talk, Fine Art Department, University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
  • ‘Nan Cheney and the Gift of Portraits’, Women Artists and Self Portraiture, Canadian Women Artists History Initiative conference, Kingston University, Ontario, Canada

2014

  • The visibility of the feminist curator' Writing/Curating/Making Feminist Art Histories, University of Edinburgh, 29 March. 
  • ‘Women artists and the Canon’, Sylvia Pankhurst Scholar’s Morning, Tate Britain, 10 March.
  • 'Brighton Beach in the Cultural Imagination', public programming for 'Turner in Brighton' exhibition, Royal Pavilion, Brighton, 11 February.

2013

  • 'Meeting on the floor', Sensuous Knowledge 7, KHIB, Bergen, Norway.

2012

  • 'What feminist networks can do', Feminist Movements, <rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria.
  • 'Feminist Curatorial Practices', All My Independent Women 2012 (Carla Cruz), Goldsmiths, London.

2011

  • 'Wearing it lightly? Writers, writing and the educated woman in nineteenth century portraiture', Understanding British Portraits Annual Seminar, National Portrait Gallery, London.
  • 'The limits of likeness in the 19thC carte de visite', AHRC 'Likeness and Facial Recognition' Network, University College London.

2009

  • Co-convenor, with Louise Purbrick, 'Beyond the Visual' panel, Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Manchester, April 2009

2008

  • 'Monumental Materialities: Victorian public sculpture and its legacies', Association of Art Historians Annual Conference, Tate Britain, London, 4 April
  • 'Indifferent to claims of beauty? Public men and male portraiture in Victorian England', and Panel Chair, North American Victorian Studies Association Annual Conference, Yale University, New Haven Connecticut, November

2007

  • 'The substance of the subject: representing identity in contemporary portraiture,' Gender and Performativity, Tate Modern/ Open University Study Day, 17 March. The talk can be found
  • 'The Body of the Citizen: Trafalgar Square 1840/2005', North American Victorian Studies Association annual conference, Victoria BC, Canada, October 10

2004

  • 'Thinking of England: G.F. Watts and art for the nation', Watts Centenary Conference, Tate Britain/ National Portrait Gallery (November)

2003

  • 'Not just a pretty face: authenticity and the imaginative in portraits of Jane Austen, 1800-2002', Women’s Writing in Britain, University of Southampton and Chawton House Library (July)

2002

  • 'Forefathers: The National Portrait Gallery, London', Universities Art Association of Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (November)

2001

  • 'On being 'in': women, history and the nineteenth-century National Portrait Gallery', Barnard College Feminist Art History Conference, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York (November)

Grants and awards

2012

  • Arts Council England, 'Civil Partnerships', exhibition, events and programming at the University of Brighton and Tate Modern, May 2012 (ca £10K)
  • Scientist in Charge, Dr. Tomasz Kitlinski’s study ‘Hospitality vs Hatred of the Other: A Study of Welcoming versus Prejudiced Representations of Otherness in Britain and Poland’, Marie Curie Individual Fellowships (IEF, FP7) (ca Euro 270k)

2010

  • Leverhulme Trust International Research Network - 'Transnational perspectives on women's art, feminism and curating' (£57k)

2004

  • (with Dr. Nichola Bird) British Academy Small Research Grant

2002

  • Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art Postdoctoral Fellowship

1998

  • Arts and Humanities Research Board, small grant

1994 - 98

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada) Doctoral Fellowship

1994 - 97

  • Commonwealth Scholarship for doctoral study in the UK

Invited conference presentations and lectures

2013

  • 'Meeting on the floor', Sensuous Knowledge 7, KHIB, Bergen, Norway, January 2013.

2012

  • 'What feminist networks can do', Feminist Movements, <rotor> Association for Contemporary Art, Graz, Austria, November 2012
  • 'Feminist Curatorial Practices', All My Independent Women 2012 (Carla Cruz), Goldsmiths, London, November 2012.

2011

  • 'Wearing it lightly? Writers, writing and the educated woman in nineteenth century portraiture', Understanding British Portraits Annual Seminar, National Portrait Gallery, London, November 2011.
  • 'The limits of likeness in the nineteenth-century carte de visite', AHRC 'Likeness and Facial Recognition' Network, University College London, February 2011. 
         
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