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Caroline Arscott

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Caroline Arscott is Walter H. Annenberg Professor of the History of Art at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London where she has taught since 1988. She was lead curator of “Victorians Decoded: Art and Telegraphy,” The Guildhall Art Gallery, London, 2016, an exhibition linked to an AHRC-funded research project for which she was Principal Investigator. Her current research focuses on Victorian art as it intersects with physics and biology in the 1870s. She is author of William Morris and Edward Burne-Jones: Interlacings (2008). Recent publications include: essays on the Idyllic School in Coding and Representation, Anne Chapman and Natalie Hume eds. (2021); on William Morris and the poetics of indigo-discharge printing in Nonsite #35 (May 2021); and on Whistler and etching in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Impressionism, Andre Dombrowski, ed. (2021). Arscott lives and works in Norwich and London.