31 January, 2019, 2:00 pm

From the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society to the Leeds Sculpture Collections: Portraits, Patrons and Presidents

Dr. Rebecca Wade

Leeds City Museum

All Welcome

Leeds Museums and Galleries hold one of the largest and most significant collections of British sculpture in the country. The sculpture collections are part of the shared history between the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society and Leeds Museums and Galleries and this talk will reveal these connections through nineteenth-century portrait busts.


Dr. Rebecca Wade is an art historian and Assistant Curator (Sculpture) at Leeds Museums and Galleries. She completed her PhD at the University of Leeds in 2012 and her research interests sit between nineteenth-century museum and exhibitionary cultures, art and design education and plastercast collections. She co-edited Art versus Industry? Visual and Industrial Cultures in NineteenthCentury Britain (Manchester University Press, 2016) and her monograph Domenico Brucciani and the Formatori of Nineteenth-Century Britain was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2018.


This lecture is free and you do not need a ticket – but if you are coming
with a group of friends and would like seats reserving, please contact:


Dr J E Lydon: Secretary, Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society,
Faculty of Biological Sciences, The University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
j.e.lydon@leeds.ac.uk
0113-2785596 (evenings)