In Pursuit of Beauty, Bodleian Libraries

In spring 2015, I had the honour of being a visiting fellow at the Bodleian Libraries  via the Royal Bank of Canada Foundation. As part of the fellowship, I had the opportunity to curate an exhibition in the Bodleian Proscholium, “Beauty poster A2In Pursuit of Beauty: modern guides to the hair, face, and body, 1784-1933.”

The display showcased the Bodleian’s rich collection of beauty guides, supplemented by advertisements and artefacts from the John Johnson Collection of Printed Ephemera.

For more information, see the two BODcasts produced in support of the exhibition, “In Pursuit of Beauty,” and “Beauty and the Victorians.”