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School of English and Drama

Georgia Haseldine


Portraiture and the campaign for radical reform



My project explores how the democratic reform movement, which campaigned for universal male suffrage in Britain, used portraits as protest objects to communicate their politically radical aims. I take an active role in the National Portrait Gallery curatorial department: conducting research for our major Inspiring People rehang; creating a 'Radical Portraits' audioguide; and am currently working on a display to mark the bicentenary of Peterloo.

I have been awarded funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council; George B. Cooper Fellowship from the Lewis Walpole Library, 2017; Research support grant from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 2018; and a Fellowship from the British Federation of Women Graduates, 2018.

Alongside my PhD I have also founded activist art collective AMP Art. Our first major touring exhibition documented the architecture of the refugee crisis in Lebanon and reach 10,000 visitors at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Museums Sheffield, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Southbank Centre. See



Barbara Taylor, John Barrell and Lucy Peltz (National Portrait Gallery)