Meredith More Biography

Bookcase, designed by George Logan for Wylie and Lochead Ltd., Glasgow, ca. 1900. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Name: Meredith More

Role: Assistant Curator, V&A at Dundee

Research Interests

My research interests broadly encompass 19th and 20th century Scottish art and design, the history of museums and collecting, and early modern Scottish history. My specific interests include:

The role that learned societies and public exhibitions played in the foundation of museums and collections. My research has focused on Scottish regional towns such as Perth and Dundee.

The Glasgow Style and its links with international art movements, such as the Vienna Secession.  The collaborative work of Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh and Frances Macdonald, as well as their late works.

Modern Scottish painting, such as The Glasgow Boys and The Scottish Colourists.

The popular culture and general experience of the Scottish Reformation at a local level. In particular, my research has focused on the strict regulation of marriage practices by local kirk sessions, and their implementation of social discipline.

Exhibitions

Portrait of the Artist As…, (The Courtauld Gallery, London, July 2012)

Current Projects:

Assistant Curator, Scottish Design Galleries, V&A at Dundee

Opening in 2017, the Scottish Design Galleries at V&A at Dundee will present the extraordinary and internationally significant story of Scotland’s design heritage. The galleries will provide an introduction to over 500 years of Scottish design across the globe and will include around 250 objects drawn from the V&A and from collections across Scotland and abroad. A number of publications will be produced in association with the Scottish Design Galleries.
Areas of research include: Scottish design and diaspora; symbolism and national identity; and Modernism in Scotland.

Ocean Liners
A major new research project will explore the cultural significance and design development of ocean liners from c.1850 to 1970.

Relevant links to other web pages:

V&A Museum of Design Dundee

The Wolsey Angels Appeal

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