Social Media Projects with The Bowes Museum

Over the summer, two University of York undergraduates engaged (remotely) in social media projects with The Bowes Museum.  Adele Carraro and Naomi Lomax are both studying for a BA in History of Art and Curating, and were each offered an internship at the museum following an application process, in which students from the Department of History of Art were invited to submit proposals for a project centred on the fifteenth-century painting St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child (c. 1470–80) by the workshop of Deric Bouts. 

Adele’s project, ‘From Home to the Homepage’ focuses on our engagement with art during the Covid-19 lockdown, and we are invited to complete an online questionnaire: please do take part.

Naomi’s project ‘A – Z of St Luke Drawing the Virgin and Child' invites interaction with the painting, which is in the museum’s collection, through a series of posts on The Bowes Museum Instagram account.

The students were supervised and supported by Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein (University of York)Dr Jane Whittaker (Head of Collections, The Bowes Museum; lead on the NLHF Bouts Project), and Jess White (Coordinator of Young People project, The Bowes Museum).  They have both written about their experiences on The Bowes Museum’s blog: 'Is It Possible to Have a Great Art Experience from Home?' and 'Bouts From A to Z'.

Image: Detail of banner for the 'From Home to the Homepage' project.