Please note due to the installation of Portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, our British Portraits Gallery and Women's Library will be closed until Thursday 26 May. Portrait Artist of the Year and our other permanent collections will remain open. We apologise for any inconvenience.

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Women’s Library : Guest Curators

Sat 22 JanuaryWed 19 October

Women’s Library : Guest Curators

Georgiana Verney was a champion for women’s reading, education and suffrage.

We have invited three organisations to contribute new books to our Women’s library.  Inspired by Georgiana’s passion for sharing knowledge and advancing education for all.

Explore the three bookshelves , the chosen book and information about the organisation that chose it. Hear passages read by our guest curators  explaining why it was chosen and highlighting relevant research and writing around its themes.

With thanks to Compton Verney’s Youth Advisory Panel, MakeSpaceForGirls & Human Library for their contributions.

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Accessible Interpretation will also be provided.