Visual Arts, University of Warwick
My collaborative doctoral study is with the University of Warwick and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG). I will focus on the Renaissance and Baroque decorative art collection, which was acquired by the BMAG in the late nineteenth century. The aim of my research will be to unearth information concerning the collection’s provenance, to study the selection rationale behind the acquisition of this collection and to understand the role played by the collection in public education and artistic training when it was first exhibited.
Research topics: Renaissance and Baroque decorative art; Museum formation; Collecting History; Provenance research.
'Animal Masks and Costumes in Late Medieval Court Culture', Oxford Medieval Graduate Conference, June 2018
2020-2024 - University of Warwick
PhD in History of Art (Collaborative Doctoral Award)Current thesis title: New Collecting Narratives: Birmingham Museums’ Italian Renaissance and Baroque Decorative Arts Collections
Dissertation: ‘Vases of the Annunciation: A material culture approach'
BA (Hons) in History
Dissertation: ‘The role of Mummers and Mummings in Late Medieval Court Culture
2020-2024: AHRC Midlands4Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award
After completing my Master's degree from the Warburg Institute, I worked as an Object Intelligence Researcher in the Impressionist and Modern Art department at Christie's auction house.
Throughout my undergraduate degree, I volunteered in several museums, including Sir John Soane's Museum.