Launch of Pre-Raphaelites Online

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Today is the official launch of Pre-Raphaelites Online, a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council to unite UK and US collections of Pre-Raphaelite work. They aim to collaborate with museums and academic institutions in order to create an online platform which will enable more research into and promote public engagement with the Pre-Raphaelites.

A page from an illustrative book by Edward Burne-Jones. The page is cream and has "Venus' Looking Glass" written in print in the top left corner. In the centre of the page is a tondo painting of a mermaid sitting on the top of the see and looking towards land. The sun is full in the horizon. The painting has two halves: the blue toned sea at the bottom and green and brown land at the top.
Edward Burne-Jones, The Flower Book – Venus’ Looking Glass, Birmingham Museum and Gallery

The project is working closely with the Central Online Victorian Educator (COVE), along with several Museums and University-based research centres   – including the Midlands-based Nineteenth-Century Centre at The University of Birmingham and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (which houses over 3,000 works of Pre-Raphaelite art work).

The lead researchers for this project are: Dr. Rebecca Mitchell, University of Birmingham; Prof. Dino Felluga, Purdue University; Dr. Ana Parejo Vadillo, Birkbeck, University of London; and Dr. Paul Young, University of Exeter.

You can follow Pre-Raphaelites Online on Twitter (@preraphsonline).

Author: Jen Wilbur

A final year undergrad student studying History of Art at the University of Birmingham. She is the Undergraduate Research Scholar 2019-2020 for Midlands Art Papers.

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