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Jo McLaughlin is an art historian, curator, writer and presenter based in London. She writes and presents on a vast range of art historical topics from the ancient masters of the Renaissance to the cutting edge contemporary artists living and working today. She produces and presents the global iTunes top 40 podcast Jo's Art History Podcast.
Originally from Scotland; Jo studied Art History at The University of Glasgow and Art Business at Kingston University, London. She holds over a decade of experience working with museums, galleries, archives and artists arming her with an extensive knowledge and passion for art and art history.
Jo is currently the Senior Curator for Acrylicize, a global creative art and design studio based in East London and NYC. She works with artists all over the world to commission, build and create beautiful art collections which are both engaging and accessible for her clients. She is passionate about bringing art outside of the gallery and into the everyday life of people.
In 2022, Jo curated the art collection for Old Session House, a new private members club in Farringdon London. In 2023, Jo curated the Wembley Park Spring Public Art Trail and curated ‘Petticoat Tales’ a public exhibition in collaboration with The London Metropolitan University celebrating the work of fashion and photography students.
Outside of her role at Acrylicize, Jo is working towards curating an auction for Art on a Postcard for March 2024, recording season 3 of her podcast and ramping up her public speaking appliances through talks and panels appearances.
If you would like to work with Jo in some capacity, please do get in touch.
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