Special PRS Review devoted to Simeon Solomon - Coming in October 2020!
Despite this year's difficulties, we are excited to inform members that our 'special' edition of the PRS Review, devoted entirely to artist Simeon Solomon, will be ready mid-October. The issue is guest-edited by Drs Carolyn Conroy and Roberto C. Ferrari from the Simeon Solomon Research Archive. If you would like to become a member of the PRS and receive the special issue, please go to our Membership Page for more information.
All PRS Events Cancelled for 2020
The Pre-Raphaelite Society has decided to make the difficult decision to cancel all PRS talks and events until further notice due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency - this includes the PRS AGM normally held in October. We hope we
are able to offer our usual events programme in 2021.
Please check back for regular updates.
2021 Goldman Pre-Raphaelite Fellowship
The University of Delaware Library, in Newark, Delaware, USA and the Delaware Art Museum, USA are pleased to offer a joint Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite studies, funded by the Amy P. Goldman Foundation. This one-month Fellowship, awarded annually, is intended for scholars conducting significant research in the lives and works of the Pre-Raphaelites and their friends, associates, and followers. Research of a wider scope, which considers the Pre-Raphaelite movement and related topics in relation to Victorian art and literature, and cultural or social history, will also be considered. Projects which provide new information or interpretation—dealing with unrecognized figures, women writers and artists, print culture, iconography, illustration, catalogues of artists’ works, or studies of specific objects—are particularly encouraged, as are those which take into account transatlantic relations between Britain and the United States. Applicants, whose research specifically utilizes holdings of the University of Delaware Library, the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Helen Farr Sloan Library and Archives, are preferred.
For More Information about the Fellowship, please download the file below:
Your Summer Review mailing is now out and on its way to you. Please note that due to the Covid-19 emergency, it may take a little longer to get to you than normal.
In addition, please see our 2020 Events page for notice of the PRS AGM which (we hope) will take place in October 2020. Keep checking back for any updates. The Founder's Day Lecture this year will be given by Dr Donato Esposito. Again, details appear on our events page. Click on the link above.
The PRS Team send you good wishes in these difficult times.
The Pre-Raphaelite Society are announcing today our annual Competitions! These include the John Pickard Essay Prize (£100 prize), the PRS Poetry Prize (£50) and the PRS Painting Competition.
If you would like to get involved and submit an entry then please go to our Competitions Page for more information about how to enter. Good Luck!!
CALL FOR ESSAYS!! Ford Madox Brown Special Issue Review Autumn 2021
We are putting out a call for essays for our forthcoming Autumn 2021 special Review on Ford Madox Brown to coincide with the bicentenary of the artist's birth.
Word length should be a maximum of 3,000 words (but we welcome shorter pieces too).
Please email material, ideas and any queries to Katja Robinson email@example.com
Deadline for submissions is 1st May 2021
Don't Forget! Our special issue of the Review on Simeon Solomon will be out in Autumn this year!
Ford Madox Brown, Work, (1862-65), Manchester City Art Galleries, UK
CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) EMERGENCY
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TO RENEWING PRS MEMBERS AND NEW MEMBERS
The PRS are trying hard to get the Spring Review mailing out to all our renewing members and all new mailing packages out to new members. However, because of the current crisis, it may take longer than usual for you to receive your mailings. We hope you will bear with us at this time.
PRE-RAPHAELITE SOCIETY EVENTS IN 2020
The Pre-Raphaelite Society has decided to make the difficult decision to cancel all PRS talks and events until further notice due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) emergency.
We hope to be back up and running with you towards the end of the year, so please watch this space or go to the Events page for the latest information.
[If you have already purchased tickets please contact our events coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information]
Thank you. The PRS Team
Would you like to join our friendly PRS team?
We are looking for a Membership Secretary.
The post-holder maintains the PRS’s membership records showing members’ status, address details etc using Microsoft Word and Excel spreadsheets; monitors and invites membership subscriptions by issuing annual renewal and reminder notices; receives and records new member applications; banks subscription cheques; and responds to membership queries via email. You will provide the Mailing Coordinator with new members’ details and with an up-to-date membership list prior to the issue of the PRS Review thrice-yearly. (The Mailing Coordinator issues a Welcome Pack to new members in addition to sending out the Review.) You will liaise with the PRS Treasurer about membership subscriptions.
The PRS Constitution requires the Membership Secretary to be eighteen years old or over, and to be resident in the UK. Ideally you should attend the five Committee meetings and the PRS AGM, held in Birmingham, each year. Stationery and postage expenses are refunded.
To make an enquiry or to discuss the duties of either role more fully, please contact:
Patricia O’Connor by email: email@example.com
Applications including curriculum vitae by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
New PRS Event Booking Now Online!
We have had a very busy year here at the Pre-Raphaelite Society, what with an increase in membership from people both in the UK and all around the world, to a brand new website and three wonderful issues of the Society's Review! Now we are adding, for the first time, the facility for you to buy your PRS Events tickets online! Go to the PRS page at TicketSource to purchase your tickets with a credit or debit card. See below for news about our forthcoming 2020 Events Series.
Simeon Solomon 'Special Issue' of the PRS Review in 2020!
PRS Reviews in 2019
Our new PRS Editor, Katja Robinson, has produced three wonderful issues of the PRS Review in 2019. This year Katja has brought a new look to the Review including with full colour covers and many colour images inside. In the Spring we reproduced and celebrated the essays and poetry of our John Pickard Essay Prize & PRS Poetry Prize winners alongside book and exhibition reviews. The Summer issue saw essays on Edward Burne-Jones, Christina Rossetti and Dante Gabriel Rossetti and others, as well as a new feature called 'Gallery Focus'. Autumn's edition produced essays on Evelyn De Morgan, the Marchmont Mural Cycle and Pre-Raphaelite Muses and included poetry and another 'Gallery Focus', this time on the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. 2020 promises to be another great year for the PRS, so if you haven't renewed your membership yet, you can do so on this website HERE - and for those of you who are considering membership, go to our membership pages HERE. You can still benefit from our 15 months for 12 months membership offer until 31st December 2019 HERE!
Rupert Maas and the PRS Founder's Day Lecture & AGM
We were delighted that Rupert Maas (The Maas Gallery, BBC's Antiques Roadshow) gave our Founder's Day Lecture in Birmingham on 19th October 2019. Rupert spoke about 'Charles Allston Collins and the Rediscovery of a Lost Pre-Raphaelite Painting'. The talk was also full of interesting and witty anecdotes and was throughly enjoyed by all who attended - (a full report of Rupert's lecture can be found in the Autumn copy of our Review.
Our Founder's Day Lecture and AGM are free to all members of the Pre-Raphaelite Society and takes place in October of each year.
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We hope that you enjoy our new website and hope to welcome you as a member of the Pre-Raphaelite Society!
The PRS Team
Welcome to the PRS News blog. Here you will find all the latest news from the Pre-Raphaelite Society.
15 For 12 Membership Offer
2020 Founder's Day Lecture
Call For Essays
Event Booking Online
Ford Madox Brown
PRS Lecture Series