Definition of hanging committee in English:

hanging committee


  • A group of people appointed to make decisions regarding the hanging of pictures in an exhibition.

    ‘he served on the hanging committee’
    • ‘The hanging committee have selected from the 12,000 entries received.’
    • ‘He said the painting, "would have been rejected by any hanging committee of the Royal Academy up to 1940".’
    • ‘He is taking a role on this year's hanging committee.’
    • ‘He was appointed to the hanging committee for the annual exhibition at the National Academy—an honor that clearly reflected the esteem of his peers.’
    • ‘He is co-chair of the Hanging Committee of this year's Summer Exhibition, and guest edits our features section this issue’
    • ‘Her painting Ophelia was purchased by the Liverpool corporation in 1890 and she was the first woman to serve on the hanging committee of that city's important autumn exhibition.’
    • ‘He was a member of the hanging committee and one of the adjudicators in the art section at the Guild's exhibitions for many years.’
    • ‘She served on the selection and hanging committee, and was later involved in a row over a portrait of T. S. Eliot by P. Wyndham Lewis, which the academy had rejected.’
    • ‘In 1783, he argued with the exhibition Hanging Committee over the display of his extraordinary composite portrait of fifteen oval heads of George, his queen, and their offspring.’
    • ‘Two of his paintings were rejected by the hanging committee of the summer exhibition.’