Dr Emily Burns is a curator and art historian specialising in British art and collecting, with a particular interest in portraiture. She is currently Editor of the forthcoming Jordaens Van Dyck Journal, and was previously Vivmar Curatorial Fellow at the National Gallery (2018–20) and Assistant Curator at the National Portrait Gallery (2013–18).  

Emily holds a doctorate on art and collecting in England during the Civil War and Interregnum, c.1640–1660 (University of Nottingham, 2018), and remains engaged in research into mid-seventeenth-century painting. She was Co-convenor of the Paul Mellon Centre's Early Career Researcher Network between 2018 and 2020, and has contributed essays and catalogue entries on Trewithen House, Raynham Hall, and Petworth House for the Art & the Country House project.

Contributions

  • Castle Howard Trewithen

    Laudari A Laudato Laudatissimum: Trewithen’s Portrait of William Laud

    by Emily Burns

  • Castle Howard Trewithen

    The Dining Room at Trewithen: Collection and Display

    by Emily Burns

  • Castle Howard Petworth House

    Decoding the Country House Archive: Pictures and Papers at Petworth House

    by Emily Burns