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Ann Sumner posing with Vicente do Rego Monteiro’s Tennis of 1928 at Swindon Museum and Art Gallery on 25 July 2019 on the occasion of her lecture to the Friends organisation.

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Ann giving her paper at the Tennis History Conference on 9th November 2019

Ann curated the awarded winning Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art exhibition at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham and contributed to the 11 February 2016 Sporting Heritage Conference in Nottingham surveying the impact of that exhibition on the curation of sporting history.  She also contributed to the Tennis History Conference at the All England Club, Wimbledon on 9 November 2019 on International Tennis Art.  In 2019, she also gave her lecture Serving Across Borders at Swindon Museum & Art Gallery on 25 July 2019 as well as at the Washburn Heritage Centre in Yorkshire 27 June 2019 .  Ann can be booked to deliver this lecture from July 2021 onwards,  by societies, using the contact link below. She is also available to deliver the lecture Court on Canvas: Tennis in Art which concentrates on British examples of tennis art and is taking bookings for this from July 2021.  Ann contributed a chapter entitled International Tennis Art  to the Routledge Handbook of Tennis, History, Culture and Politics, edited by Robert J Lake and published by Routledge International in 2019.  Her extensive research on tennis art means that her lectures on this subject are always being updated and she is able to adapt talks to suit the needs of different associations or venues.  Ann is looking forward to lecturing back in Birmingham in September 2020 on international tennis art.

To hear Ann talk about Court on Canvas and her long interest in tennis art, you can watch this You-tube video:

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