PhD Candidate and History of Art Tutor
MA (Hons) History of Art with French, University of St Andrews; Masters in French & British Decorative Arts at the Wallace Collection, with University of Buckingham
A PhD candidate, White Rose Scholar and Tutor in the History of Art Department at the University of Leeds. My doctoral research examines the concept of ‘Sèvres-mania’ and the history of collecting Sèvres porcelain in Britain between 1802-1882. My research interests focus on European decorative arts 1650-1900, the history of collecting and display, and the interdependent relationship between dealers and the art market.
I previously studied Art History with French (MA Hons) at the University of St Andrews and hold a Masters with Distinction in Decorative Arts from The Wallace Collection and The University of Buckingham. I am on the editorial board for the French Porcelain Society Journal, a founding committee member of the History of Collecting Society, and a committee member of the Association of Art Historians PhD group. Previously I was the Curator of The Chitra Collection, where I acted as an art consultant, and curated an exhibition on the History of Tea from July-October 2015 in the National Museum of Kazakhstan.
In Spring 2017 I will be a Visiting Research Fellow at the Winterthur Museum in America.
My research interests focus on European decorative arts 1650-1900, the history of collecting and display, and the interdependent relationship between dealers and the art market.
Ten Articles in ‘Art Market Dictionary’ De Grutyer, 2017, ed. Johannes Nathan.
Chapter- ‘The Visual Representation of Furniture in the Nineteenth Century’ in ‘The Cultural History of Furniture’, Bloomsbury Press forthcoming November 2017, ed. Christina Anderson.
Chapter- ‘Loaning Sèvres, Exhibiting Gender: The 1862 SKM Special Loans Exhibition’ in a special edition on ‘Gendering Museum Histories’ with Museum and Galleries History Group, forthcoming 2017.
Story of Art I, Elements of Visual Culture I and II, English Country House, & Art and Historiographies
Active member of the Research Centre for the Study of the Art and Antiques Market.
Research Projects & Grants
Wardlaw Scholar 2009-2013, University of St Andrews
Esmee Fairbairn Scholar- 2013-2014, Masters in Decorative Art
WRoCAH, White Rose via AHRC (Arts Humanities Research Council) PhD Candidate- 2015-2018, PhD, University of Leeds