"She came prepared with tools/activities for the kids and clearly took time to think about how to engage them fully. It was amazing!"
National Gallery For Families Tour
Reading a Painting
Sarah has lived and worked in London all her life, but pops over to Rome fairly often. After completing her MA in History of Art at University College London, specialising in late 19th Century French Painting and mid 20th Century Art, she has worked in different areas of the contemporary art world in both London and Rome, before deciding to focus on gallery education. This necessitated a far greater knowledge base, so Sarah trained to be a guide and qualified as a City of London Guide and as a Blue Badge Tourist Guide in 2008. She now works as a guide, specialising in Museums and Galleries as well as tours for children and young people, she teaches courses in art history and the history of London at the University of Richmond and works as a gallery educator at the National Portrait Gallery and the Dulwich Picture Gallery, specialising in tours for older people and people with Dementia.
Anne-Marie Eze was born and raised in London but also calls Italy home having lived there periodically over the last ten years. She holds a first class degree in Classics and a Masters in Library and Information Studies with a specialism in manuscript studies and historical bibliography from University College London. She was trained as a librarian at Trinity College Library in Cambridge and worked as an assistant curator at London's Victoria and Albert Museum in the Photography collection and later on the Medieval and Renaissance Galleries project. Anne-Marie is currently completing a collaborative doctorate in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art and the department of Western Manuscripts of the British Library with a thesis on the infamous Venetian priest turned art-dealer abate Luigi Celotti (1759-1843) and a catalogue of the library's Italian illuminated miniatures. Anne-Marie is interested in the history of collecting, museums and libraries and loves exploring her home town's many art and book treasures.
Sue was born a Londoner and has lived in several other cities including Seoul, Berlin and Washington DC. Since returning to London, she has spent the last three years studying its art, architecture, literature and history. Sue holds a research MPhil in History of Art from the Barber Institute, Birmingham University and has specialist knowledge of Victorian Britain through her study of its painting and literature. Her thesis, on symbolism in Victorian Art, focused on the work of the Pre-Raphaelites and she has also made studies in 20th Century American art. Sue is fascinated by London's history and is most interested in the artists and writers who have helped to define it. She loves to recount stories of their lives and works, and their connections with each other and the city.
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