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Elenor Ling

Senior Curator Prints & Drawings

Elenor Ling is Senior Curator Prints & Drawings. She is responsible for the care, interpretation and display of the Fitzwilliam Museum’s print collection, comprising 125,000 objects, and has a particular interest in histories and methodologies of collecting. Elenor was co-curator of the major, interdisciplinary exhibition The Human Touch: Making Art, Leaving Traces (2021), and was sole curator of several exhibitions in the Print Gallery, including Changing Faces: Anthony Van Dyck as an etcher (2009), Work, rest and play: women and children in prints after Chardin (2012), Cradled in Caricature: Visual humour in satirical prints and drawings (2015‒16), An Amateur’s Passion: Lord Fitzwilliam’s print collection (2016) and Virtue, Vice and the Senses: Prints 1540‒1660 (2021).

Elenor is currently working on a digitasation project on prints by David Lucas after John Constable, as well as researching the print albums belonging to Lord Fitzwilliam (1745‒1816)



Taking Hold: Communication, Possession and Emotion’ and 'Revere/Destroy' in The Human Touch: Making Art, Leaving Traces, London: Paul Holberton, 2021, pp.82‒107 and 134‒159.

‘The Dutch and Flemish Print Albums Compiled by Lord Fitzwilliam (1745‒1816) at the Fitzwilliam Museum’ in Cambridge and the Study of Netherlandish Art, The Low Countries and the Fens, M. Hale (ed.), Turnhout, Brepols: 2016, pp. 200‒16.

'Searle and the art of deflation' in Ronald Searle and Cambridge, The Fitzwilliam Museum: 2015, pp.63‒72.

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