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Laura MacCulloch

Dr Laura MacCulloch has been working in art galleries for ten years and is passionate about caring for collections and making them accessible to a wide variety of visitors.

Her specialism is Victorian art and her research has focused on the work of the Pre-Raphaelites, women artists and the influence of Japanese art on Britain.

She previously held the post of curator of British Art at National Museums Liverpool and was attracted to the role at Royal Holloway due to its world class collection of Victorian Art.


  • –present
    College Curator, Royal Holloway
  • 2009–2012
    Curator of British Art, National Musuems Liverpool
  • 2005–2009
    Pre-Raphaelite Researcher, Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery
  • 2004–2005
    Gallery Assistant, Barber Insitute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham


  • 2010 
    University of Birmingham, PhD
  • 2004 
    University of Birmingham, MPhil B
  • 2001 
    University of Birmingham, BA Hons History and History of Art


  • 2013
    Pre-Raphaelite Treasures at National Museums Liverpool ,
  • 2013
    Performativity in the Gallery: Staging Interactive Encounters,
  • 2012
    Fleshing Out Time: Ford Madox Brown and the Dalziels' Bible Gallery, Reading Victorian Illustration, 1855–1875
  • 2008
    Forgotten Images: The Illustrations of Ford Madox Brown, Ford Madox Brown: The Unofficial Pre-Raphaelite

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Jonathan Ruffer Curatorial Grant
    Funding Source:
    Art Fund
  • 2007
    Pre-doctoral Fellowship
    Funding Source:
    Yale Centre for British Art
  • 2005
    Collaborative Doctoral Award
    Funding Source:
  • 2003
    MPhil Award
    Funding Source: