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Dr Leah Clark discusses the global dimensions of a painting by the Renaissance court artist Andrea Mantegna. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Dr Warren Carter discusses a self-portrait by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo in which she depicts herself straddling the border between Mexico and the United States. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Dr Renate Dohmen explores the historical contexts and technical marvel of an extraordinary and infamous musical automaton commissioned by Tipu Sultan, the ruler of Mysore in India. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

In this film, Dr Clare Taylor looks at a work made by a living artist who works in London, Yinka Shonibare. The subject, materials and sites she talks about all encourage viewers to think of their own individual, national and global identity in new ways. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

Leah Clark and Kathleen Christian discuss the term hybridity.

Renate Dohmen and Kathleen Christian discussing the complexities of the term essentialism, exploring the ideas of art and culture it produced in the nineteenth century and what its legacies are today. Includes James Stephanoff, An Assemblage of Works of Art in Sculpture and in Painting, 1845; Johann Zoffany, Major William Palmer with his second wife, the Mughal princess Bibi Faiz Bakhsh; Rembrandt, Man in Oriental Costume.

Leah Clark and Kathleen Christian discussing the term mobility, and how it has changed the way we approach Renaissance works of art. Includes Holbein’s Ambassadors; Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and its circulation in print; a devotional diptych with a portrait of Joos van der Burch.

Dr Leah Clark discusses the function of female profile portraits, a genre that was popular in fifteenth-century Italy. Learn more about the work with our teaching resources.

How did medieval people protect their worldly goods? Watch this film with Dr Leah R. Clark (The Open University), Dr Katherine Wilson (University of Chester) and Elizabeth Montgomery (Collections and Interpretation Officer) in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester to find out.

What did floor tiles in churches and elite domestic interiors look like in medieval times? Watch this film with Dr Leah R. Clark (The Open University), Dr Katherine Wilson (University of Chester) and Elizabeth Montgomery (Collections and Interpretation Officer) in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester to find out.

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