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Connoisseurship, History of Collecting, Art Dealing, Museum Studies, Art Authenticity, Art Market, Art Galleries
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Dr Clarke has recently completed her PhD, funded by the Arts and Humanities Council under the Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme and jointly supervised by the University of Liverpool and the National Gallery, London. Her thesis, entitled ‘The spatial aspects of connoisseurship: Agnew’s and the National Gallery, 1874-1916’, explored how art market experts in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries judged Old Master paintings.

Dr Clarke’s current research interests include the history of art collecting, the relationship between art dealers and their clients, the development of art museums in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the broader links between art connoisseurship and expertise.

Post-PhD, she has been awarded both a Senior Fellowship at the Frick Collection’s Center for the History of Collecting, and the inaugural Terra Foundation-Paul Mellon Centre fellowship.


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Expertise by Geography
United Kingdom, United States
Expertise by Chronology
19th century, 20th century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History