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SEPTEMBER 2020 VOLUME CXCII No– 689

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Cover Self-portrait (detail), c. 1880, Nélie Jacquemart (1841–1912), oil on canvas, 134 × 81cm. Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris See feature on pp. 44–49

APOLLO SEPTEMBER 2020

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15 Editor’s Letter 16 Agenda

September highlights 18 Forum

Could museums have done more to protect their employees? 21 Diary

Paul Rennie calls for the resurgence of public information posters to help us through the pandemic 24 Letter

Thomas Marks visits the reopened Palazzo Schifanoia in Ferrara 28 Architecture

Otto Saumarez Smith condemns plans to destroy Coventry’s post-war architectural heritage

Features 30 Art without Borders

The artist Nalini Malani talks to Debika Ray about her lifelong interest in new technologies and commitment to communication 36 Treasured Island

Sophie Barling visits the Villa Carmignac on Porquerolles – an idyllic showcase for its founder’s contemporary art collection 44 Social Enterprise

Women are only beginning to receive their due as important collectors in 19th-century France, writes Tom Stammers 50 Burning Ambition

Alexander Marr identifies a promising candidate for the subject of Isaac Oliver’s portrait

A Man Consumed by Flames

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