Fine art and art libraries
Old master paintings
19th British art
Born in Gibraltar, secondary education in Plymouth (UK). After university, attaining an MA in art history from UEA, I then worked as junior cataloguer in old master paintings at Bonhams auctioneers, London from 1997-1999. I then moved to Dublin as a cataloguer of the Francis Bacon Studio at the Hugh Lane Gallery, and then worked as an editor for an art magazine (Gabrius Spa) in Milan, Italy. I then returned to Ireland in 2002 and after working for an antiques shop in Dublin I then began working as an art handler at the National Gallery of Ireland in 2004, then moving to the position of library assistant in the same institution in 2007. During this time I qualified with a postgraduate diploma in museum studies from Leicester University in 2007 and then successfully completed an MS Econ in Library Studies from the University of Aberystwyth (Wales) in 2013. My research interests include 19th century British art in which I have published in the "British Arts Journal" in 2009 (see URL link above). In addition I speak fluent Spanish and Italian and I have worked on translations of rare documents in my current role.
How do visitors appreciate old master paintings and what ‘new’ methods of interpretation can be applied in information seeking in art libraries?
Sir Edwin Landseer's "Man Proposes, God Disposes": And the fate of Franklin