Dulwich Picture Gallery announced the appointment of Helen Hillyard as its new curator. Hillyard will be responsible for the research, conservation, display and interpretation of the Gallery’s world-renowned collection.
Hillyard has been Acting Curator at Dulwich Picture Gallery since April 2021 and was Assistant Curator at the Gallery from 2015-2021, having previously held roles at the National Gallery, London and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. She is a specialist in Dutch and Flemish Old Master painting, co-curated the groundbreaking Rembrandt’s Light exhibition in 2019, and has published on topics relating to genre scenes, urban culture, and memory in Dutch painting. In 2020 she contributed to the complete re-presentation of the Gallery’s collection, the most ambitious rehang since 2013.
Hillyard takes up the role following the appointment of Peter Kerber as Director of the Picture Gallery at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. Previous curators of Dulwich Picture Gallery include Xavier Salomon, now Deputy Director of the Frick Collection, New York, and Xavier Bray, now Director of the Wallace Collection, London.