Join Dr Charles Avery, Dr Helen Cowie and Dr Sam Shaw as they present on their contributions to the exhibition, Miss Clara and the Celebrity Beast in Art, 1500 – 1860.

This in-depth research, in support of the exhibition publication, will explore themes and satellite conversations such as the definitions of a 'celebrity beast', their representation in art and imagery, and the development of menageries and zoos within colonialism and empire.

Hosted as a zoom webinar, there will be an exhibition introduction and a Q&A.

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Barber Institute of Fine Arts

University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, West Midlands, B15 2TS

01214 147333


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Monday: closed.

Tuesday to Sunday: 10am to 5pm.

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