Emma Jameson - History in watercolours
Emma Jameson is an assistant curator of historic international and New Zealand Art at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She has curated the exhibition 'First Impressions: 19th-century watercolours of the Auckland Region', which features watercolours by amateur and professional artists from the era 1840-1890. The exhibition explores how early European artists aimed to capture the light and vast horizons of Aotearoa, and portray their vision of an idyllic landscape. Jameson has interned at the Peggy Guggenheim Collezione in Venice and has twice worked as a summer research scholar at the University of Auckland, assisting Professor Dr Erin Griffey in researching the inventories of Charles I and Charles II. In 2015 she completed the three-month Marylyn Mayo research internship at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, during which time she researched and ascribed dates to over 700 works in the gallery's collection.