The Wallace Collection has specialist curators and a curatorial assistant, who are responsible to the Director and Trustees for the stewardship of the works of art in the Collection.
The Curators are responsible for the interpretation, display and presentation of the works of art in the Collection. An important part of a curator's work is to carry out research on the collections, to find out more about the works of art, how and by whom they were made, and how they found their way into the collection.
Much of this research is encapsulated in a series of detailed scholarly catalogues of different parts of the collection, most recently including Glass and Limoges Painted Enamels (Suzanne Higgott, 2011) and European Arms and Armour Complete Digital Summary Catalogue (Tobias Capwell, 2011). Work is currently being undertaken towards three new catalogues of Sculpture by Jeremy Warren. Research Fellow Charles Truman has finished a catalogue of the Gold Boxes in the Wallace Collection, which will be published in the summer of 2013, and work is continuing with the cataloguing of our Oriental Arms and Armour collection.
Curators' knowledge and expertise is also brought to a wider public through publications, lectures and an active programme of temporary exhibitions, which in recent years has included such varied shows as; Beauty and Power: Renaissance and Baroque Bronzes from the Peter Marino Collection (2010), Esprit et Vérité: Watteau and His Circle (2011), and The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe (2012).
Curators also provide expert advice to the Government and answer general enquiries concerning works of art. Our curators can also, by appointment, give opinions on works of art owned by members of the public, but may not give valuations. Members of Wallace Collection staff are entitled to decline, without giving any reason, to express an opinion.
The Curatorial Team:
Dr Christoph Vogtherr
Curatorial responsibility for French Pictures before 1800
Jeremy Warren FSA
Collections and Academic Director
Curatorial Responsibility for Sculpture, Works of Art and the History of the Collection
Senior Curator and Head of the Curatorial Team, Exhibitions Curator, Curator of 19th-century Pictures and Frames
Dr Tobias Capwell FSA
Curator of Arms and Armour
Dr Lucy Davis
Curator of Old Master Pictures
Suzanne Higgott MA FSA
Curator of Glass, Limoges Painted Enamels and Earthenware, and early Furniture
Dr Helen Jacobsen
Curator of French 18th-century Decorative Arts
Carmen Holdsworth-Delgado MA