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Dr Dr Rebecca Virag

Dr Rebecca Virag is Exhibitions Research Assistant for Paris 1924: Sport, Art and the Body.

She is a member of the Exhibitions team at The Fitzwilliam Museum and has worked closely with curators on a number of exhibitions here including Hockney’s Eye: The Art and Technology of Depiction (15 March - 29 August, 2022), True to Nature: Open-air Painting in Europe 1780-1870 (3 May – 29 August 2022) and most recently Real Families: Stories of Change (6 October 2023 – 7 January 2024).

Contributions to

Opulence and Anxiety: Landscape Paintings from the Royal Academy of Arts (Compton Verney, 2007)
Art in the Age of Queen Victoria (The Royal Academy of Arts, 1998)
Exposed: The Victorian Nude (Tate Britain, 1999)


‘Exhibiting Eugenics: “Fair Women”, historical portraits and the question of provenance’, Victorian Visions, Clare College, University of Cambridge, 2004 
‘Visualising the maternal body: Eugenics and ante-natalism in turn-of-the-century British Painting’, The New Woman in the International Periodical Press, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2000 
‘The “clean” and the “dirty” in Burne-Jones’s Pygmalion series’ ’, Edward Burne-Jones, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham, 1999 

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