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Professor Elizabeth Prettejohn appointed as new Head of Department

Posted on 1 February 2012

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Liz Prettejohn as the incoming Head of Department.

Currently the Head of History of Art at the University of Bristol, Professor Prettejohn will succeed Professor Mark Hallett as the Head of Department at York in October 2012. Liz Prettejohn has a wide range of research interests including the receptions of ancient and Renaissance art, Victorian painting and sculpture, the Pre-Raphaelites, Victorian Aestheticism, Victorian and twentieth-century art criticism (particularly Walter Pater, Roger Fry), and the relationships between philosophical aesthetics and art practice. She is in the process of completing a book entitled The Modernity of Ancient Sculpture: Greek Sculpture and Modern Art from Winckelmann to Picasso (forthcoming from I.B. Tauris in the series New Directions in Classics), and an edited volume, The Cambridge Companion to the Pre-Raphaelites.

Professor Prettejohn recently delivered The Paul Mellon Lectures 2011 at The National Gallery, London, on the subject of ‘The National Gallery and the English Renaissance of Art’. She is an active guest curator and has organised exhibitions with museums and galleries in the UK, Europe, and North America. 

For more details about Liz Prettejohn's publications and curatorial activities, visit the University of Bristol website.