Visual Arts, University of Warwick
My doctoral research focuses on the Italian Renaissance and Baroque decorative art collection at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. The collection was constituted in the late nineteenth century and was one of the first to be exhibited upon the Museum’s opening in 1885. The aim of my research is therefore to study the collection’s provenance to understand who it was acquired from and where those suppliers were based. I will also study the selection rationale guiding these acquisitions, as well as the collection’s reception and role in public education and artistic training when it was first exhibited.
Research topics: Renaissance and Baroque material culture; decorative art; Museum formation; Collecting History; Provenance research.
Dissertation: ‘Vases of the Annunciation: A material culture approach'
2013-2016 - BA in History, UCL
Dissertation: ‘The role of Mummers and Mummings in Late Medieval Court Culture'
2020-2024: AHRC Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award
Before starting my PhD, I worked in the Impressionist and Modern Art department at Christie's. I also volunteered in several museums, including Sir John Soane's Museum, throughout my undergraduate degree.