Dr. Valerie Mainz is a a world-renowned specialist of the art and culture of the French Revolution. She curated two major exhibitions: L’Image du Travail et la Révolution française at the Museum of the French Revolution, Vizille, France in 1999 and, with Dr Richard Williams, Paper, Stone, Flesh and Blood: Transforming Views of Sculpture in French Revolutionary Prints, at the Henry Moore Institute
Leeds in 2006. Her research also focuses in on the interfaces between history and history painting, the guises of prints and caricatures, academic art
theory, the representation of Jews in the Early Modern period, and issues of reception and dissemination. She is developing the Pencheon Collection of French Revolutionary material located in Special Collections, Brotherton Library,
University of Leeds.