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Research fellows 2000

Each year our fellowship programme enables artists and researchers to develop their work.

In 2000 our visiting fellows included Richard Clay, Victoria Coltman, Jason Edwards, Deanna Fernie, Rachel Green, Jonathan Vickery, Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau, Susan Gordon, Katalin Timar and Bik Van der Pol.

Richard Clay

University College London

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Methodological Problems Associated with the Destruction of Public Sculpture During the French Revolution


Victoria Coltman

Courtauld Institute of Art

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Fabricating the Antique: Neo-classical Sculpture in England, c. 1763-1800

Dr Victoria Coltman’s topic of research for her fellowship at the Institute was the collecting of classical sculptures in late eighteenth-century Britain.

Her current research interests include the historiography of classical sculpture; the sculptural economy in eighteenth-century Britain and Rome; sculptural monuments to Scots in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century; and eighteenth-century portraits of sculptors and portrait busts.

Jason Edwards

University of York

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Alfred Gilbert’s Aestheticism and late Nineteenth Century Aesthetic Culture

Deanna Fernie

University of Ulster

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

Literary Sculptors: The reciprocity between Sculpture and Writing in Nineteenth Century American Art and Literature

Rachel Green

University of Manchester

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

The Use and Meaning of the Corporeal Fragment in Sculpture Between 1830 and 1999

Jonathan Vickery

University of Essex

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship

A Historical Reassessment of the Debate on Minimal Art in the 1960s

Dr Jonathan Vickery spent his time at the Institute examining modernist art theory, aesthetics and modern sculpture, particularly in the work of Anthony Caro and his contemporaries.

His current research interests include the theory and analysis of contemporary art and cultural theory, policy, management and organisation within the context of the new creative economy.

Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau


Art historian, London


Research Fellowship

Eighteenth-Century Monumental Sculpture in Urban Space

Charlotte Chastel-Rousseau used her fellowship to investigate the original settings of eighteenth-century monuments that were destroyed, altered or moved. In addition to using our Archive of Sculptors’ Papers and meeting local scholars, she organised a conference in our series ‘Subject/Object: New Studies in Sculpture’.

Susan Gordon


Harlaxton College, Lincolnshire


Research Fellowship

Eighteenth- and Twentieth-Century Perceptions of Garden Sculpture

Susan Gordon examined the shift in perceptions about garden sculpture, from the eighteenth through to the twentieth centuries, focusing on settings in the Yorkshire area. Through the fellowship she made new contacts with others working in her field.

Katalin Timar


Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest


Research Fellowship

Narrative Aspects of Installations

Katalin Timar’s time at the Institute focused on the interpretation of Mike Nelson’s work. She presented a seminar on the subject, contrastingher reading with that of other British critics. Her contact with invigilators and artists in Leeds also led to an exhibition of their work in Budapest.

Bik Van der Pol


Artists, Rotterdam


Research Fellowship

Interactions with the Institute

Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol used their joint fellowship as a way of ‘resting’ from their intensive exhibition schedule and gathering material for future work.

Using tracings made from images in our library books, they effectively created an original artwork which explored the ambiguity of the ‘dumb work’ of copying – which in fact requires a high level of concentration and as a result generates new, original ideas.

Bik Van der Pol, 'three directors in a row' 2000-02. Courtesy the artists.

Previous Research Fellows

Find out more about previous research fellows and their projects.