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Giles Waterfield

July - August 2010

Giles Waterfield is an independent curator and writer, director of royal collection studies, and an associate lecturer at the Courtauld Institute of Art. He is chairman of the trustees of the Charleston Trust in Sussex. He was director of the Dulwich Picture Gallery from 1979 to 1996 and a trustee of the Heritage Lottery Fund, 2000-2006. He was joint curator of the exhibitions, Art Treasures of England at the Royal Academy of Arts in 1998, In Celebration: The Art of the Country House at the Tate Gallery in 2000, and Below Stairs in London and Edinburgh, in 2003-4, and The Artist’s Studio (Compton Verney and Sainsbury Centre, 2009-10). His academic publications include Palaces of Art, Art for the People, and Soane and Death, and he delivered the Paul Mellon Lectures, on museums in Victorian Britain, in London and New York in 2007. He has published three novels (including The Hound in the Left Hand Corner, set in a contemporary museum). While at the Clark he will be continuing his work on nineteenth century museums.

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