About the Project

Following an 8 month campaign in 2012, the Ashmolean Museum saved Manet’s Portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, 1868, for the public. With lead support from the Heritage Lottery Fund and gifts from The Art Fund and hundreds of individual donors, the painting will now be on permanent public display.

This blog, Beyond the Balcony, documents the activities of a digital project in 2015-2016 to consider responses to Manet’s Portrait.

You can also visit our Me, Myself & Manet blog which documents the activities of the 2014 Outreach Activities around the painting.

Read more about the Ashmolean campaign, and the portrait, at: www.ashmolean.org/manet/ and watch the video below to hear curator Colin Harrison speak about the painting.