Hettie Ward is the Assistant Keeper in the Paintings, Drawings and Prints department at the Fitzwilliam Museum and has a special interest in 17th-century Dutch and Flemish paintings.
She has curated the exhibitions, Scent from Nature: Beauty’s botanical origins, Making Waves: Discovering seascapes through drawings and watercolours and Brueghel and his time: Landscape drawings from the Bruce Ingram bequest. She is currently putting together a research project around the Museum’s significant collection of flower paintings, botanical drawings, floral miniatures and albums and overseeing conservation projects on paintings by Peter Paul Rubens and Otto Marseus van Schrieck. She is a member of CODART, the international network for curators of Dutch and Flemish art and the Historians of Netherlandish Art.
Before joining the Fitzwilliam in September 2015, Hettie was Curatorial Fellow at Dulwich Picture Gallery, London and Curatorial Trainee supported by the Art Fund at the National Gallery, London during which time she also worked at Manchester Art Gallery to research and redisplay their Dutch and Flemish collection. She received her History of Art BA (Hons) from the University of Nottingham and her History of Art MA from the University of Bristol.