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Honours for a leading art historian

Published: 28 July 2010Origin: History
Stephen Deuchar

History graduate Stephen Deuchar has returned to the School of Humanities to accept the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters. He is Director of the Art Fund, a charity that helps UK museums and galleries buy works of art.

Stephen was Director of Tate Britain for 12 years, responsible for the establishment of a major programme of adventurous temporary exhibitions and leading significant re-assessments of the work of artists such as Blake, Gainsborough, Holbein and Millais, as well as a series of thematic exhibitions such as The Pre-Raphaelite Vision, Turner, Whistler and Monet.

He also has a PhD in Art History from the University of London.

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