Esther Chadwick

Print Curator: Monument Trust

Department: Prints and Drawings

Contact

echadwick@britishmuseum.org

+44 (0)20 7323 8406

Esther Chadwick has been funded by the Monument Trust to catalogue the Department’s collection of prints kept in roughly 6000 bound volumes, ranging across national schools from the Renaissance to the twentieth century.

Esther joined the Department of Prints and Drawings after receiving her PhD in Art History from Yale University in 2016. Her thesis explored connections between eighteenth-century British printmaking and political radicalism. At the Yale Center for British Art she co-curated ‘Figures of Empire: Slavery and Portraiture in Eighteenth-Century Atlantic Britain’ (2014). She has been a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, Washington, D.C., the Huntington Library, the Lewis Walpole Library, and the Paul Mellon Centre in London.