Matthew C. Potter (Northumbria University)

Matthew C. Potter is an art historian whose research focusses specifically on the creation of national identity in Europe and the wider British World in the period from 1848 to 1953. He has published in relation to Anglo-German cultural exchange and the British Empire. Recent projects have involved him looking at the impact of British and German art on Australia (1860-1953) and the history of teaching within British art schools. In 2012, he organised a relevant conference Looking to Germany: New Germanist Studies, exploring the
inspirational role played by Germany for individuals from other countries (Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK, 6-7 September 2012).

Keywords: Britishness; imperialism; Anglo-German cultural exchange; public art collections; art education.
Contact: matthew.potter@northumbria.ac.uk

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