Collection Insights

Voices from across the Art Gallery & Museums team offer new perspectives on works in our Collection of National Significance.

We'll keep adding to this page, so keep an eye out for new stories.



'High Tide, A Winter Afternoon' by Joan Eardley, 1958
Spoken by Ruth Kent, Performance and Events Officer




'Brief Encounter' by Calum Colvin, 1990
Spoken by Rachel Thibbotumunuwe, Learning Manager




'A Scotch Fair' by John Philip, 1848
Spoken by Madeline Ward, Lead Curator




Flatback Pottery – Figure of Collier and Smith, c1866
Spoken by Jenna Rose, Curator




'For You' by Tracey Emin, 2008
Spoken by Jessica Barrie, Curator