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University of Leeds
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material culture, ceramics, decorative arts, museums, history of museums, art market, collecting, history of collecting, porcelain, women collectors, historical consciousness
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Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth is an art historian who specialises in European decorative arts, material culture and the histories of collecting (1600-1900). Originally from rural Ireland, Caroline grew up close to the Belleek porcelain factory, where she discovered her love of ceramics. She is especially passionate about making art history and the decorative arts accessible to all. She is currently working on her first monograph Sèvres-mania: Collecting Sèvres porcelain, 1789-1969. Her current research projects also include an examination of the art collector, botanist and philanthropist Lady Dorothy Nevill (1826-1913), and a post-doctoral project on the production of ceramics as political and historical agents during the French Revolution and subsequent Napoleonic Wars.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Food History, Gender, Material Culture, Public History, Women