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Posted 11th March 2018

Brice Curator of Watts Gallery – Artists' Village

Dr Cicely Robinson has this week been appointed as the Brice Curator of Watts Gallery – Artists' Village, having joined the team in 2016 as the Assistant Curator. Prior to this post, she curated the new galleries of British sporting art at Palace House, Newmarket: The National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. Specialising in nineteenth-century British art, Cicely completed a collaborative PhD with the University of York and the National Maritime Museum.

Her thesis, titled Edward Hawke Locker and the Foundation of the National Gallery of Naval Art (1795-1845), investigates the display and reception of naval art within one of Britain's first “national” galleries.

For the last two years Cicely has been a member of the Tate British Art Network's Early Career Curators Group. She has a BA, MA and PhD in History of Art and will take over from Dr Nicholas Tromans in April, who sadly leaves Watts Gallery – Artists' Village to join Christies after 5 years in post.

Learn more about the Watts Gallery Collection at the Curatorial team's weekly Picture Talks.