Alumnus appointed as Riesener Project Coordinator at the Wallace Collection2 November 2018
Congratulations to Alexander Collins, MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors alumnus, for his recent appointment as Riesener Project Coordinator at the Wallace Collection. The Riesener Project is a collaboration between The Wallace Collection, the Royal Collection Trust and Waddesdon Manor, and examines the prolific output of the royal furniture maker Jean-Henri Riesener. As part of his role, Alex will help bring the investigative work from the three collections together. Prior to his recent appointment, Alex undertook a year-long paid curatorial internship at the Royal Collection.
Alex completed his MA at the University of Buckingham in 2016 and this is what he said about the programme: ‘Thanks to the incredible quality of teaching, contact with leading scholars and an exciting itinerary of study trips, I have been given a rigorous knowledge of the development of decorative arts in England and France in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This is a truly unique course and one that I would have no hesitation in recommending to those looking for a springboard to a career in the world of art’.
We’re all very thrilled for Alex on his recent appointment and wish him the very best in his new role.