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On Thursday 22nd February from 11.00am-12:00pm, Alice Strang (Senior Curator, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh), will give a half hour lecture followed by a half hour careers talk

When Feb 22, 2018
from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Where Seminar Room (2nd Floor. Department of Histoey of Art, Scroope Terrace, Trumpington Street, Cambridge
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Alice Strang

Photo credit: Jessie Macour

A New Era

Part I: Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950 (lecture) Part II: From History of Art Student to Fine Art Professional (careers talk)


Having studied History of Art at Emmanuel, Alice joined Christie's Graduate Trainee Programme, becoming a Specialist in the Impressionist and Modern Art and then Twentieth-Century Art departments. She joined the National Galleries of Scotland in 1999 where she is now a Senior Curator, specialising in British, particularly Scottish, modern art. She is a BBC Expert Woman and contributes to television and radio broadcasts about her subject. She was made a Saltire Society Outstanding Woman of Scotland in 2016 for her leadership of the 2015 Modern Scottish Women: Painters and Sculptors 1885-1965 project at the Galleries.

In this two part lecture, Alice will talk about her current exhibition and book A New Era: Scottish Modern Art 1900-1950, which runs at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art Two until 10 June 2018 ( before discussing her job as a curator, her experience working in the art market and providing advice on how to go from being a History of Art student to a Fine Art professional.

Twitter: @Alice Strang

Instagram: alice.strang