Hugo Chapman has been appointed as the new Keeper of the British Museum department of Prints and Drawings. He succeeds Antony Griffiths.
Hugo Chapman joined the department of Prints and Drawings in 1995 after a decade in the Old Master Drawings Department of a London auction house. Previously he studied art history at London University.
He was Assistant Keeper of Italian and French drawings from c. 1400 to ca. 1800
He was the curator of a Michelangelo drawings exhibition shown in the British Museum in 2006 and the co-curator, along with Marzia Faietti, of the 2010 exhibition shown in the Round Reading Room devoted to 15thc Italian drawings selected from the holdings in the British Museum and the Uffizi, Florence.