Giulia Bartrum

Assistant Keeper
German Prints and Drawings

Department: Prints and Drawings

+44 (0)20 7323 8301

Giulia Bartrum joined the Department of Prints and Drawings as a Research Assistant in 1979, and in 1991 was appointed Curator of German and Swiss prints and drawings from circa 1450 – 1900.  She works on updating the Museum’s database entries of material from these collections, and since 2000 has been responsible for coordinating research across all departments  into the provenance history during the Nazi era (1933-45) of objects held in the British Museum collections.


Current projects

Research in collaboration with the Munch Museum in Oslo for an exhibition on the prints of Edvard Munch at the British Museum in 2018.


Previous projects

With Hugo Chapman, Stacey Sell and An Van Camp, Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns, exhibition and publication BM and Washington NGA, 2015.

Witches and Wicked Bodies, British Museum, exhibition, 2014, Room 90

German Romantic prints and drawings, British Museum exhibition and publication,  2011, Room 90

Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy, British Museum exhibition 2002-3, Room 5, publication, and conference papers, British Museum Occasional Paper number 130#

The Schilling bequest of Old Master Drawings, British Museum exhibition and brochure 1997,  Room 90  

German Renaissance Prints, British Museum exhibition and publication 1995, Room 90

Contributions to Mark Jones,  Fake?  British Museum exhibition 1990 (the section on Dürer and related material).

With John Rowlands Age of Dürer and Holbein, British Museum exhibition and publication,  1988, Room 5


Recent publications

G. Bartrum,  Silverpoint Drawings by German and Swiss Renaissance Artists in Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns, edited by Stacey Sell and Hugo Chapman, Washington/London / Oxford, 2015, pp.63-99

G. Bartrum (ed.), German Romantic prints and drawings from an English private collection (London, Contemporary Editions, 2011)

G. Bartrum, 'The reception of Dürer in Great Britain: from Nicholas Hilliard to William Bell-Scott', in S. Ebert-Schifferer and K. Herrmann-Fiore (eds.), Dürer, l'Italia e l'Europa (Studies of the Bibliotheca Hertziana), Rome, 2011.

G. Bartrum (ed.), Hollstein German Engravings, Etchings and Woodcuts, 1450 – 1700 , Rotterdam, Sound & Vision Interactive,  various volumes from 1997; and editor of volumes on Wenceslaus Hollar for New Hollstein German, 2010

G Bartrum with D.Paisey: ‘Hans Holbein and Miles Coverdale: A New Woodcut’,  in Print Quarterly, 3, 2009,  pp 227-253

G. Bartrum, Albrecht Dürer and his Legacy (London, British Museum Press, 2002)

G. Bartrum, The Apocalypse and the Shape of Things to Come (London, British Museum Press, 1999) pp.125-202

G. Bartrum, German Renaissance Prints (London, British Museum Press, 1995)