I’m an art historian based in London with a professional focus on public engagement in art and art history. I’ve taught and lectured for many museums, schools and institutes of higher education in the UK and US. I’ve also written several books on art for general and younger readers, the most recent of which is ‘200 Words to Help You Talk about Art’ (Laurence King, 2020), with ‘How to Be an Art Rebel’ (Thames and Hudson), my first book for children, coming out in April 2021. I’ve also written for numerous publications, including museum catalogues, monographs and magazines (most regularly Apollo, Art Review and the Times Literary Supplement). I’ve participated as an expert on TV and radio programmes for the BBC and was the presenter and co-author (with Al Smith) of ‘Duchamp’s Urinal’ for BBC Radio 4 (2015).
I am a specialist in interpretation and mediation for art institutions. I’m the author of audio and multimedia guides for many museum exhibitions and am highly experienced in education for diverse audiences in the museum context, both as practitioner and workshop leader for trainee educators. I’m currently doing postgraduate research at the University of East Anglia on the late work of Philip Guston.
My complete CV is below.
This website gathers together a collection of my published articles (see Articles) and lists the books I’ve written or contributed to (see Books). It occasionally features news about forthcoming public talks, publications and art-historical trips abroad for independent travellers (see News).
Contact me for further information (see Contact).