Exploring the University of York Art Collection Helena Cox
Explore the hidden treasures from the University of York’s exciting art collection with its inaugural curator, Helena Cox.
The art collection, consisting of a wide range of works, including many by acknowledged masters, has formed over the last 60 years, but only in 2022 a curator was appointed.
Join Helena to find out more about the wonderful art that constitutes this collection.
This event will take place live on Zoom Webinar. You will receive a link to join a couple of days before the event and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function, but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.
About the speaker
Helena Cox is a curator and art historian based in York. She has Czech roots and spent bits of her life in Japan and Sweden, popping over to the USA every now and then. In January 2022, Helena was appointed the inaugural Art Curator at the University of York, where she oversees a collection of a wide range of works. Helena previously worked as a Curator at Beverley Art Gallery in East Yorkshire, where she was responsible for a collection of late Victorian and Modern British painting, and curated exhibitions with local, national and international contemporary artists. Before settling in the UK, Helena worked as a Curator at the Japanese and Korean Collection at the National Museum in Prague, Czech Republic. Helena has co-authored three monographs and published a number of articles on Japanese, British and Czech art. She is currently finishing her PhD in Art History at the University of York, researching the Czech response to British art around 1900. In her curatorial role, Helena is dedicated to making art at the University of York accessible for everyone to enjoy.