Victoria Irvine (Paisley Museum & Art Gallery)
Victoria Irvine works as a researcher and a part-time Art Curator for Paisley Museum and Art Gallery as part of a HLF-funded Paisley Museum redevelopment. Her PhD focused on 19th-century Scottish art and sculpture. Her research interests lie with late-19th-century British and Continental art, particularly James Abbott McNeill Whistler and his circle, artists' models (studio/academy models), the 'Glasgow Boys' and 'Glasgow Girls', Scottish art collectors etc. At present she is keen to do more work on the Paisley Museum art collection and particularly tell the stories of women within the collection (be it collectors, artists, sitters). She is currently researching Mary Armour as the museum holds work by this artist and her husband, William Armour.
Keywords: collecting, models, 19th century painting, Glasgow School