Artemisia Visits

To celebrate the National Gallery’s acquisition of Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (c. 1615-17) in 2018, the museum organised Artemisia Visits, a nationwide tour of the painting visiting unusual and unexpected locations as opposed to museum venues. Following extensive conservation, the tour introduced the painting and the artist to audiences that would not usually be able to visit the National Gallery. Artemisia’s self-portrait was exhibited at the Glasgow Women’s Library, a GP’s surgery in Pocklington, Yorkshire, Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newcastle upon Tyne, HM Prison Send in Surrey, and finally Wood Street Library in Waltham Forest. The touring exhibition was paired with creative workshops in drawing and collage, as well as in poetry and short story writing.

We were honoured to support this unique initiative that allowed more people to enjoy and interact with this wonderful addition to the National Gallery’s collection. You can learn more about the project here.

Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Artemisia Gentileschi, NG6671, taken off-site with a visit to Wood Street Library, Walthamstow. This photo shows the installation with Patrick O’Sullivan, Head of Art Handling, Gracie Divall, Exhibitions Manager (National Touring) and two art handlers from Constantine, Fine Art Logistics for Galleries.
Bought with the support of the American Friends of the National Gallery, the National Gallery Trust, Art Fund (through the legacy of Sir Denis Mahon), Lord and Lady Sassoon, Lady Getty, Hannah Rothschild CBE and other donors including those who wish to remain anonymous, 2018

Artemisia Visits

To celebrate the National Gallery’s acquisition of Artemisia Gentileschi’s Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria (c. 1615-17) in 2018, the museum organised Artemisia Visits, a nationwide tour of the painting visiting unusual and unexpected locations as opposed to museum venues. Following extensive conservation, the tour introduced the painting and the artist to audiences that would not usually be able to visit the National Gallery. Artemisia’s self-portrait was exhibited at the Glasgow Women’s Library, a GP’s surgery in Pocklington, Yorkshire, Sacred Heart Catholic High School in Newcastle upon Tyne, HM Prison Send in Surrey, and finally Wood Street Library in Waltham Forest. The touring exhibition was paired with creative workshops in drawing and collage, as well as in poetry and short story writing.

We were honoured to support this unique initiative that allowed more people to enjoy and interact with this wonderful addition to the National Gallery’s collection. You can learn more about the project here.

Self-Portrait as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Artemisia Gentileschi, NG6671, taken off-site with a visit to Wood Street Library, Walthamstow. This photo shows the installation with Patrick O’Sullivan, Head of Art Handling, Gracie Divall, Exhibitions Manager (National Touring) and two art handlers from Constantine, Fine Art Logistics for Galleries.
Bought with the support of the American Friends of the National Gallery, the National Gallery Trust, Art Fund (through the legacy of Sir Denis Mahon), Lord and Lady Sassoon, Lady Getty, Hannah Rothschild CBE and other donors including those who wish to remain anonymous, 2018