International Conference: Hilliard, Oliver and the Miniature in Context

28 March - 29 March 2019, 00:00

Thursday 28 March 2019
10.30 - 19.30


Friday 29 March 2019
10.30 - 17.15


Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £40, £30, £20 for students Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Isaac Oliver
by Isaac Oliver
circa 1590
NPG 4852

This conference accompanies Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver, the first major exhibition on the Elizabethan and Jacobean miniature for many years. Leading experts reassess the English miniature in its wider cultural and geographical contexts, building on recent discoveries about authorship, patronage, function and meaning. The first day ends with an out-of-hours view of the exhibition and drinks reception. Tea and coffee are provided on both days.

Sponsored jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the National Portrait Gallery, London, the European Research Council and the University of Cambridge.

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Part of the programme of events complementing Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver.