Join Karen Hearn for a magnified look at some of her favourite miniature portraits by Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver from The Portland Collection, when she will reveal the secrets and stories of these intimate images from over 400 years ago.

Previously a Curator at Tate, and author of the book Nicholas Hilliard, Karen chairs the Harley Foundation Curatorial Advisory Group. She is a specialist in 16th- and 17th-century British and Netherlandish art, has curated many exhibitions, and writes and lectures extensively.

Karen devised and curated the ground-breaking exhibition “Portraying Pregnancy: from Holbein to Social Media”, shown at The Foundling Museum in London in 2020. She has spent many years researching that little-explored subject, and wrote the accompanying book.