Department of Prints and Drawings - British Museum
Kim Sloan, PhD, FSA, has been at the British Museum since 1992, where she is curator of the British drawings and watercolours before 1880. An 18th century specialist, she has organized exhibitions and written extensively on Alexander and John Robert Cozens (Yale, 1986), amateur artists in the 17th and 18th centuries ('A Noble Art', BM 2000), 18th century grand tourists and collectors, especially Sir William Hamilton ('Vases and Volcanoes', BM 1996), on the 1585 John White watercolours of the flora, fauna and people of 'Virginia' ('New World', 2006) and most recently on British 18th-century portraiture on paper ('Intimate Portrait', BM and NGS 2008). She is currently working on a large project with the British Library and Natural History Museum to 'reconstruct' the collections of Sir Hans Sloane. She is also the Francis Finlay Curator of the Enlightenment Gallery, Room 1, BM and editor of the collection of essays that was published to accompany its opening in 2003.