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- United Kingdom
- Museum of London
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- art, sculpture, print, decorative arts, ceramics, satire, London, material culture, 18th century, craft, contemporary, design, jewellery
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- About Me
Curator of Making at the Museum of London, looking after a collection of craft, decorative arts and sculpture from 1700 to the present day. Previously Assistant Curator of Sculpture at the Victoria and Albert Museum. An expert in 18th century British visual and material culture, primarily craft, sculpture and satirical prints. Secondary focus on contemporary craft, making and design.
Currently the recipient of an Art Fund New Collecting Award, and a BBC Radio /AHRC New Generation Thinker for 2015-16. Executive committee member of BSECS (British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies).
- Recent Publications
- Monograph on the life and works of Joseph Nollekens [title TBC].
- ‘“William, the Princely Youth”: the Duke of Cumberland and anti-Jacobite visual strategy, 1745-46,’ in Visual Culture in Britain, vol. 16 no. 3 (2015), pp. 1-21.
- ‘Amorous Antiquaries: Sculpture and Seduction in Thomas Rowlandson’s Erotica,’ in Burning Bright: essays in honour of David Bindman, eds. Diana Dethloff, Tessa Murdoch and Kim Sloan (London: UCL Press, 2015), pp. 203-10.
- ‘‘Sawney’s Defence’: anti-Catholicism and an eighteenth-century ceramic mug,’ in V&A Online Journal, vol. 7 (2015).
- ‘Impolite interventions? English satire in the presence of the Academy, 1740-1784,’ in European Comic Art, vol. 6 no. 2 (2013), pp. 13-39.
- ‘Entertaining the Public: Satirical Interventions in the London Print Market, 1745-1784,’ in OBJECT, vol. 14, (2012), pp. 78-99.
- Review of Becoming Venetian: Immigrants and the Arts in Early Modern Venice by Blake de Maria (New Haven and London, 2010), in OBJECT, vol. 13 (2011).
- Media Coverage
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06p599f and https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b082k9db
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- British Isles, England, Ireland, United Kingdom
- Expertise by Chronology
- 18th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Art & Architectural History, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Museums, Public History, Urban History