Two of our three special sessions at BAVS 2016 are now full, but there are still a few spaces left in Kurita Kuusisto’s Sidney Paget exhibition (Friday 2 September, 10.30-11.20):

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Sidney Paget exhibition

Curated by Kurita Kuusisto (Cardiff University)

Special Collections (Arts and Social Studies Library)

Friday 2 September, 10.30-11.20

This session is limited to 16 attendees. Attendance by prior registration (e-mail:

This exhibition showcases the illustrative work of the artist and illustrator Sidney Paget (1860-1908), concentrating on his work for the Strand Magazine.

The exhibition shows examples of Paget’s work on Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ and ‘Rodney Stone’ stories, while exploring how the changes in the publication process affected the appearance of the illustrations throughout the years. The exhibition also gives visitors a chance to look at bound volumes of the Strand Magazine housed in the Special Collections and Archives.

Biographical details: Karita Kuusisto is a PhD student at the School of English, Communication and Philosophy at Cardiff University. She has a BA in History of Art from the University of York and an MSc in Modern and Contemporary Art from the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on the work of the artist and illustrator Sidney Paget and the role of the illustrator in the process of making illustrated periodicals in the late Victorian era. Her research interests include illustration, periodical press and photography in the nineteenth century.