I am the Curator of Art, pre-1800 at Royal Museums Greenwich. I have previously worked in a range of national and university museums and heritage sites, including the British Museum, Natural History Museum, Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, Whipple Museum of the History of Science in Cambridge, and the National Trust property Waddesdon Manor.
My PhD at the University of Cambridge was part of the ‘Board of Longitude Project’ looking at the cultural history of the longitude problem in the eighteenth century through the world of William Hogarth. In 2011-13 I ran the ‘Things’ seminars at Cambridge’s Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), on early modern material culture.
I also write regularly for Apollo Magazine, and am the self-appointed curator of the #MuseumofShadows on Twitter.