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Only Connect - Charles Burney <> Fanny Burney

How are these sitters connected?

Fanny Burney
by Edward Francisco Burney
circa 1785
NPG 2634

The connection
The novelist and diarist Fanny Burney was the daughter of the pioneering musicologist Charles Burney.

Find out more about Burney connections with co-curator Peter Sheppard Skaerved

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Untitled, c.1973 (Alex Chilton) by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust

Eggleston Playlist

William Eggleston was closely associated with the alternative music scene in Memphis. Revisit our 2016 exhibition and listen to a special playlist.

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