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First Name
Last Name
Curator, Dulwich Picture Gallery
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Art history, Dutch and Flemish painting, Dutch history, Rembrandt, Seventeenth-century history, history of museums, history of curating, history of collecting
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Experienced media presenter (credits include appearances on Channel 5, ITV, History Channel and Xinhua)

Personal Info

About Me

Helen Hillyard is the Curator of Dulwich Picture Gallery, London.

Hillyard has been Acting Curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery since April 2021 and was Assistant Curator at the Gallery from 2015-2021, having previously held roles at the National Gallery, London and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. She is a specialist in Dutch and Flemish Old Master painting, co-curated the groundbreaking Rembrandt’s Light exhibition in 2019, and has published on topics relating to genre scenes, urban culture, and memory in Dutch painting. In 2020 she contributed to the complete re-presentation of the Gallery’s collection. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge, and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, Netherlands, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
17th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Museums