Leeds University Library

MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies student displays 17 October - 10 December 2011

Published 17 October 2011

"Connecting Lives: Intimate Artworks of Bloomsbury" "Fancy a Brew? 18th Century Drinking Cultures"

Students completing their MA Art Gallery and Museum Studies at Leeds have used works from the University Art Collection to develop new displays on two themes.

The first group uses works by the Bloomsbury set of artists to explore the intertwined lives of Vanessa Bell, Virginia Woolf, Duncan Grant and Roger Fry. This display, entitled "Connecting Lives: Intimate Artworks of Bloomsbury", illustrates these connections using works on paper and books from the Brotherton Library.

The other display, "Fancy a Brew? 18th Century Drinking Cultures", explores the history and social importance of both beer and tea drinking in the 18th century, through the ceramic objects used to contain the drinks. The group illustrate their story with Hogarth's images of Gin Lane and Beer Street.

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