Curator Talk - Curating Mantegna and Bellini at the National Gallery (2018)
University of York, 20 November 2018
Dr Caroline Campbell, Head of Collections at the National Gallery, London, gave a talk in York on Tuesday 20 November 2018. All students were welcome to attend the talk, which was was part of the 2nd-year BA module Art in Venice from Bellini to Titian. Dr Cambell was one of the curators of the major exhibition Mantegna & Bellini, which ran at the National Gallery from 1 October 2018 to 27 January 2019 before transferring to the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, where it was on show from 1 March to 30 June 2019.
Dr Campbell took the students through the process of putting on a major National Gallery exhibition: the planning, researching, designing, hanging and publicising, as well as talking specifically about Mantegna and Bellini: the extraordinary international loans and the compelling comparisons between the paintings and drawings of these two painters who were also brothers-in-law.
Main image: Giovanni Bellini, The Agony in the Garden (detail), c. 1458-60, egg tempera on panel; photo: National Gallery, London, reproduced under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0, https://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/giovanni-bellini-the-agony-in-the-garden