University of Buckingham staff
Professor Jeremy Howard, Programme Director and Tutor for British Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors
Jeremy Howard is the Programme Director and Tutor for Admissions for the MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors, as well as Head of Research at the art dealers, Colnaghi. He is the tutor for British fine and decorative arts and historic interiors c.1660-c.1830. Educated at Oxford and the Courtauld Institute of Art, Jeremy spent thirteen years in the London art market, first at Christie’s and then at Colnaghi, and also worked for a number of years for a gallery specialising in architectural drawings, before joining The University of Buckingham and setting up the MA in Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors in 2000. He also taught for three years at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research interests include British patronage and collecting from the 18th to early 20th centuries, the Grand Tour and the English country house, and the history of the London art market. He has recently published a history of Colnaghi and its role in the art market to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the firm.
Dr Lindsay Macnaughton, Lecturer and Tutor for French Decorative Arts and Historic Interiors
Dr Lindsay Macnaughton is a cultural historian of France who has lectured and published on eighteenth and nineteenth-century French decorative art, culture and the history of collecting. Lindsay read French and Spanish at Durham University, later completing a Master of Studies (Distinction) on the European Enlightenment Programme at the University of Oxford, and a fully-funded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD from Durham University as a collaborative doctoral partnership (CDP) with The Bowes Museum. Her doctoral thesis focused on ‘Collecting and Staging French History in the Homes of John and Joséphine Bowes, c. 1845-1885’. Lindsay’s research interests have been influenced by the city of Paris, where she was born, and by her Scottish-American upbringing there, and include cross-cultural exchanges between France, Britain and the United States, the material culture of urban upheaval, as well as 18th- and 19th-century French furniture and interiors. She brings a wealth of experience to share with students from her internships at Waddesdon Manor (2015-2016), the Wallace Collection (2016) and the Musée du Louvre (2020).
Dr Adriano Aymonino, Programme Director for the MA in the Art Market and the History of Collecting
Dr Adriano Aymonino is Director of Undergraduate Programmes in the Department of History of Art at the University of Buckingham and Programme Director for the MA in the Art Market and the History of Collecting. His main interests are the reception of the classical tradition in the Early Modern period; the history and theory of collecting; and the history and theory of architecture, with a particular focus on the English country house. In past years he has been a research fellow at the Paul Mellon Centre, at the Getty Research Institute and at the Huntington Library. He has curated several exhibitions, such as Drawn from the Antique: Artists and the Classical Ideal, held at the Sir John Soane’s Museum in London and at the Teylers Museum in Haarlem in 2015. His book Enlightened Eclecticism was published by Yale University Press in June 2021. He is currently working on a revised edition of Francis Haskell and Nicholas Penny’s Taste and the Antique (2022); and on a critical edition of Robert Adam’s Grand Tour correspondence, which will be hosted on the Sir John Soane’s Museum website (2023). He is also co-editor of the series Paper Worlds published by MIT Press and associate editor of the Journal of the History of Collections.
Wallace Collection Lecturers
Jürgen Huber, Head of Conservation, Wallace Collection
Jürgen Huber teaches furniture techniques. He joined The Wallace Collection in 2004 and is now Senior Furniture Conservator. Following the journeyman tradition, Jürgen trained as a cabinetmaker and restorer in Germany, France and Benelux, becoming a Tischler Meister in 1992.
He gained a Postgraduate Diploma in Conservation Studies from the City and Guilds of London Art School in 1998 and since then has worked for public institutions and private clients in the UK, mainland Europe, Russia, Africa and the Middle East.
Dr Yuriko Jackall, Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of French Paintings, The Wallace Collection, London
Dr Yuriko Jackall is Head of the Curatorial Department and Curator of French Paintings at The Wallace Collection, London. Educated at Dartmouth, the Courtauld Institute of Art, the École du Louvre and the Université de Lyon 2, she previously held curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Art, Washington and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Lyon. She has published widely in the field of French painting and its reception and curated numerous exhibitions including Fragonard: The Fantasy Figures (2017), America Collects Eighteenth-Century French Painting (2017) and Hubert Robert, 1733-1806 (2016-2017). At The Wallace, her recent projects have included the relighting, refurbishment, and reinstallation of the second-floor galleries that house the museum’s celebrated collection of eighteenth-century French art and overseeing the Bank of America-funded conservation of Fragonard’s iconic painting The Swing and the research and public programming that accompanied this historic project. Her monograph, Jean-Baptiste Greuze et ses têtes d’expression: La fortune d’un genre, was published in 2022.
Félix Zorzo is the Curatorial Assistant and temporary cover for the Curator of 18th-Century French Decorative Arts at the Wallace Collection. He studied Art History in Madrid and Paris, later completing a Masters (Distinction) with a focus on the decorative arts and the Franco-Spanish relations under the auspices of the Bourbon dynasty during the early eighteenth century.
At Birkbeck College, London, Félix studied the narratives of museum display in nineteenth-century Britain as part of the MA Museum Cultures (Distinction). He has lectured for Buckingham University and for the École du Louvre/Lille University MA programmes on Sèvres porcelain, French furniture and the interrelations between the fine and decorative art in eighteenth-century France.
External specialist lecturers
Dr Adam Bowett
Dr Adam Bowett is an independent furniture historian. He works as a consultant on historic English furniture with public institutions and private clients in both Britain and North America. The former include The National Trust, English Heritage, The Department of Culture Media and Sport, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and numerous regional and local bodies. He also teaches furniture history at universities and other institutions, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Buckinghamshire New University and West Dean College. He has published widely in popular and academic journals and is the author of three books on English furniture and furniture-making. List of publications.
Dr Ian Bristow, Historic paint analysis
Ian Bristow lectures on historic paint analysis and the redecoration of the historic interior. The author of Architectural Colour in British Interiors, 1615-1840 (Yale, 1996) and Interior House Painting Colours and Technology, 1615-1840 (Yale, 1996), he is an architect and specialist consultant on the restoration of historic interiors and a leading authority on historic paint colours.
Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth, ceramics and glass
Dr Caroline McCaffrey-Howarth is an art historian who has lectured and published widely on decorative art, the history of collecting, and the art market. She is Lecturer in 18th and 19th Century French and British Visual and Material Culture at The University of Edinburgh and was previously the Headley Trust Curator of Ceramics & Glass 1600-1800 at the V&A Museum. Originally from Ireland, Caroline read Art History with French at the University of St Andrews, later completing a Masters (Distinction) in Decorative Arts with Historic Interiors at The University of Buckingham and a fully-funded Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) PhD from the University of Leeds. She is currently writing two books, one on the woman collector and philanthropist Lady Charlotte Schreiber, and the other her monograph entitled Sèvres-mania: The Craft of Ceramics Connoisseurship.
Timothy Schroder, Silver Expert
Timothy Schroder is a curator and freelance lecturer. Following an early career at Christie Manson and Woods Ltd, where he became Director of the Silver Department and an auctioneer, he was Curator of Decorative Arts at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (1984-89) and a director of Partridge Fine Art (1990-96). From 1996 to 2000 he was Curator of the Gilbert Collection at Somerset House; he was subsequently a Consultant Curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum (2000-9).
He is Chairman of the Silver Society (since 2011), a Warden of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths (since 2012) and a trustee of the Wallace Collection (since 2013). He has been a Member of the London Diocesan Advisory Committee since 1995, and a Member of Eton College Collections external advisory panel since 2011.
Publications include The National Trust Book of English Domestic Silver (London, 1988), The Gilbert Collection of Gold and Silver (Los Angeles, 1988), Renaissance Silver from the Schroder Collection (London, 2007), British and Continental Gold and Silver in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, 2009) and Renaissance and Baroque: Silver, Mounted Porcelain and Ruby Glass from the Zilkha Collection (London, 2012), together with numerous articles for Apollo, Burlington Magazine and other journals.
Annabel Westman FSA, Textiles
Annabel Westman FSA, who gives the lectures on the textiles, is Director Emeritus of The Attingham Trust for the study of historic houses and collections, an educational charity founded in 1952, which offers intensive study courses for professionals working in the heritage field. She was its Executive Director from 2005 to 2021 and former director of the Attingham Summer School and Study Programmes.
She is also an independent textile historian and consultant specialising in the restoration of historic interiors. Over the past 40 years, she has worked on a broad range of significant projects for major museums, historic houses and heritage bodies, including English Heritage, National Trust, Historic Royal Palaces, carrying out research on original furnishing schemes and advising on their implementation.
She lectures widely on historic furnishing textiles and has published many articles in some of the leading academic journals and magazines. She is the author of Fringe, Frog and Tassel; The Art of the Trimmings-Maker in Interior Decoration (National Trust & PWP, 2019).
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