Dr Louise Box
School of Culture and Communication, the University of Melbourne
Louise is an art historian, curator, and educator with research interests in eighteenth-century visual and decorative arts; the collection and display of prints; the material culture of the English country house; and business and the arts. Her doctoral research focused on the print collection of Lady Elizabeth Seymour Percy, 1st Duchess of Northumberland (1716-1776). In 2018, Louise was the Harold Wright and Sarah and William Holmes Scholar in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the British Museum. She has also been awarded a Paul Mellon Research Support Grant and a Francis Haskell Memorial Fund Scholarship for research in collections and archives in the UK, Europe, and the USA. She is a Trustee of the Colin Holden Charitable Trust, which supports print scholarship. Louise’s publications include: 'Enlightened “Museums of Images” or Decorative Displays? Elizabeth Seymour Percy and the Eighteenth-Century Print Room' in Eighteenth-Century Life, Sept, 2021; a chapter in Kerrianne Stone (ed.) Horizon Lines, Marking 50 Years of Print Scholarship, Melbourne, 2019; and 'Marks and Meanings: Revealing the Hand of the Collector and “the Moment of Making” in two 18th-Century Print Albums', Journal18, Fall, 2018.