The Art Collections and Picture Gallery are looked after by curators, conservators, volunteers and staff members within and beyond the College community.
Meet the team
We have a team of freelance painting, paper, textile and frame conservators who help the curator to care for the collections. We have an ongoing conservation programme to make sure that our works of art are displayed and stored in as best an environment as possible. This includes adding glazing to all works on display in our Picture Gallery and monitoring the temperature and humidity levels in our art store and in the gallery, which is within the Grade 1 listed Founder’s Building.
Dr Laura MacCulloch
Dr Laura MacCulloch has been working in art galleries for over ten years and is passionate about caring for collections and making them accessible to a wide variety of visitors. Her specialism is Victorian art and her research has focused on the work of the Pre-Raphaelites, women artists and the influence of Japanese art on Britain. As an undergraduate she studied History and History of Art at the University of Birmingham before returning to study for her MPhil and PhD, both in History of Art. Her PhD discussed the works on paper held at Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery by the Pre-Raphaelite artist Ford Madox Brown. She has previously worked for The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, the University of Birmingham; Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery and National Museums Liverpool.