The Women’s Art Collection: Artworks and Artists in Context 

March 15, 2024 9:30 am - 7:00 pm

The Women’s Art Collection (WAC) is the largest collection of art by women in Europe. Works in the Collection are displayed across Murray Edwards College, one of the two colleges for women at the University of Cambridge, distinctive for its landmark Brutalist architecture by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. Featuring over 600 works by modern and contemporary women artists, including Mary Kelly, Maggi Hambling and Lubaina Himid, it offers a unique perspective on art in Britain.

The one-day conference The Women’s Art Collection: Artworks and Artists in Context will showcase research by academics, researchers, artists, curators and writers to deepen understandings of the artists, artworks and themes represented in The WAC. Papers will be situated in the context of feminist collecting and curating practices and of British art history of the 20th and 21st centuries.