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The following people have written a story for Art UK, or will be writing one soon. We are enormously grateful for these contributions.

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Tania Adams

Former Paintings Project Cataloguer, National Trust

Leena Ahtola-Moorhouse

Art historian

Keith Alexander

Content Director, Culture Street

Sean Baggaley

Social History Curator, Gallery Oldham

Frances Bailey

Curator, National Trust

Rowan Bain

Senior Curator, William Morris Gallery

Rachel Bairsto

Head of Museum Services, British Dental Association Dental Museum

Malcolm Baker

Art historian and curator

Oliver Baldwin

Independent researcher

Ashleigh Barice


Jo Baring

Curator, The Ingram Collection of British Modern and Contemporary Art

Wendy Baron

Art historian

Peter Bazalgette

Chairman, Arts Council England

Florence Bell

Director, Floga

Hugh Belsey

John Bercow

Speaker of the House of Commons & MP for Buckingham

John G. Bernasconi

Director of Fine Art, University of Hull

Keith Bettany

Son of Desmond Bettany

Edward Bettella

Former Production Manager, Art UK

Julia Biggs

Art historian

Mark Bills

Former Curator, Watts Gallery

David Bindman

Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University College London

Rose Blake

Artist and daughter of Peter Blake

Valerie Boa

Curator, McLean Museum and Art Gallery

Giorgia Bottinelli

Curator of Historic Art, Norfolk Museums Service

Fiona Bowman

Daughter of the artist Georges Clark (1896–1990)

James Bradburne

Director General, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Rosie Broadley

Associate Curator, National Portrait Gallery, London

Mary Broughton

Trustee of the Sidney H. Sime Memorial Gallery

Hazel Buchan Cameron

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

David Buckman

Art historian

James Campbell


Sarah Campbell

Assistant Curator, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection

Gill Clarke

Visiting Professor Otter Gallery, University of Chichester

Louise Connell

Director, Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Jemma Conway

Audience Development Officer, Barnsley Arts, Museums and Archives

Rachel Cooke

Journalist and writer

Concepción Cortés Zulueta

Art historian

Therese Crawley

Curator's Office, Parliamentary Art Collection

Caroline Croasdaile


Rebecca Daniels


Thangam Debbonaire

MP for Bristol

Kate Devine

Art historian

Barbara Dixon

Manager, Swindon Art Gallery

David Ekserdjian

Professor of Art History, University of Leicester

Lucy Ellis

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Katherine Field

British and North American Editor, 'The Catalogue Raisonné of Works by Philip de László (1869–1937)'

Stephen Finer


Kim Fleming

Chairman, Works of Art Committee, The Royal Free

Rachel Fleming-Mulford

Curator, Borough Road Gallery, London South Bank University

Sarah Fletcher

Former Editorial Assistant, Art UK

Susan Foister

Director, Public Engagement and Deputy Director, National Gallery, London

Dorothy Fouracre

Collections Librarian, Royal College of Surgeons

James Fox

Fellow of Gonville & Caius College and Director of Studies in History of Art, University of Cambridge

Rebecca Front


John Fuller


John Gale


Meg Game

Ecologist at Hampstead Heath

Sue Gilbert

Writer and photographer

Sue Giles

Senior Curator of World Cultures, Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

Liz Gilmore

Director, Jerwood Gallery

Louise Giovanelli


Margarita Gluzberg

Reader in Contemporary Visual Production, and Senior Tutor, Fine Art, Royal College of Art

Anne Goodchild


Allison Goudie


Maria Grazia Bonfiglio

Volunteer, Art UK

Julie Greer

Art historian

Robert Greer

Freelance writer

Madeleine Grout

Collections Assistant (Decorative Arts), North Lincolnshire Museums Service

Solange Gulizzi

Courtney Halgren

Former volunteer, Art UK

James Hall

Art historian

Neil Handley

Curator, British Optical Association Museum at the College of Optometrists

Valerie Harland

Head of Development, Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

Paddy Harvey

Chair, Friends of Rye Art Gallery

Benedict Hawkins

Cambridge University graduate

Elizabeth Heath

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Felicity Herring

NADFAS Lecturer

Liam Hess

Freelance arts writer

Kathy Hill


Amanda Hilliam


Isla Holloway

Visitor Services and Communications Officer, The Pier Arts Centre

Martin Holman


Jonathan Horwich

Senior Specialist, Phillips Auctioneers

Marianne Hulse

Clare Hunt

Curator, Southend Museums Service

Hunter the Shiba Inu

Victoria Ibbett

Volunteer, Art UK

William J. Simmons

Writer & critic

Adam Jackman

Freelance Editorial Consultant

Jock VI

Cat-in-Charge, National Trust, Chartwell

Angharad Jones

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Avril Jones

Director, National Library of Wales

Hannah Josey

Collections Assistant – Digital Access and Engagement, Gallery Oldham

Amit Katwala

Award-winning sports journalist and author

Mae Keary

Volunteer, Art UK

Bruce Kent

Campaigner and peace activist

Averil King


Jeremy Knight

Heritage and Museum Manager, Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

Tim Knox

Director, The Fitzwilliam Museum

Carien Kremer

Exhibition and Collections Officer, William Morris Gallery

Shan Kuang

Former Postgraduate Student, Hamilton Kerr Institute

Andrew Lambirth

Art critic

Maria Landsberg

Art historian

Heather Lane

Museum Development Consultant, Former Librarian & Keeper of Collections, Scott Polar Research Institute

Rosanna Lawton

Former volunteer, Art UK

Carolyn Leder

Scholar on Stanley Spencer, writer, and historical advisor

Sarah Levitt

Head of Leicester Arts and Museums Service

Paul Liss

Director, Liss Llewellyn Fine Art

Sacha Llewellyn

Director, Liss Llewellyn Fine Art

Christopher Lloyd

Former Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures

Stephen Lloyd

Curator of the Derby Collection, Knowsley Hall, Merseyside

Corinna Lotz


Andrea Marechal-Watson

International Editor, International Property & Travel magazine,

Thomas Marks

Editor, Apollo magazine

Lauren Marshall

Hall Manager & Audience Development Officer, Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Ian Massey

Art historian

Ellen McAdam

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Jock McFayden


Rosalind McKever

Harry M. Weinrebe Curatorial Assistant

Lettie Mckie

Freelance writer

Jo Meacock

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Sophie Midgley

Former Gallery Manager, The Fleming Collection

Lydia Miller

Researcher at Philip Mould & Company

Jean Milton

Exhibitions & Interpretation Officer, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Alison Mitchelson

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Kevin Moore

Director, National Football Museum

Lisa Moravec


Gerardine Mulcahy-Parker

Curator, Beverley Art Gallery

Sandy Nairne

Former Director, National Portrait Gallery, London

Sarah Newman

Programmes Officer, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Rebecca Nicholl

Former Editorial Assistant, Art UK

Marguerite Nugent

Head of Curatorial Services, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

John O'Brien

Relative of P. J. Tuohy

Humphrey Ocean


William Packer

Art critic

Michael Palin


Rosa Park

Editor-in-Chief, Cereal Magazine

Ben Pearce

Director, Paintings in Hospitals

Edgar Peters Bowron

Former Audrey Jones Beck Curator of European Art, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Helen Pheby

Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Rupert Pink

Auctioneer and valuer

Peter Quartermaine


Barbara Rae


Helen C. Rawson

Co-Director, Museum Collections Unit, University of St Andrews

Gillian Riley

Food historian

Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts Fine Arts

Sonia Roe

Freelance Editorial Consultant

Axel Rüger

Director of the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

James Russell 

Independent art historian

John Sankey

Former Secretary General, The Society of London Art Dealers

Charles Saumarez Smith

Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Arts

Tim Sayer


William Schupbach

Librarian, Iconographic Collections, Wellcome Library

Yasmin Scipio

Former volunteer, Art UK

James Scott

Author of The Sculpture of Kenneth Armitage

Nicholas Serota

Director, Tate

Raina Sheridan

Bob and Roberta Smith


Oswald Clingan Smith

Cat-in-ChargeStirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

Alice Soulieux

Former volunteer, Art UK

Leo Stevenson

Artist & broadcaster

Kirsty Stonell Walker


Sandra Stowell

Granddaughter of Robert Sivell

Tom Sutcliffe

Journalist, Saturday Review

Alan Taylor

Folkestone historian

David Taylor

Curator of Pictures and Sculpture, National Trust

Lou Taylor

Professor of Dress and Textile History, University of Brighton

Alice Theobald

Oxford University graduate

Sue Tilley

Manager, DWP & life model

Janet Tyson

Independent art historian

Melanie Unwin

Curator's Office, Parliamentary Art Collection

Agnes Valenčak

Head of Exhibitions, The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

Peter Wakelin

Writer and curator

Ellie Walker

Blogger of View from the Gallery

Adrienne Wallman

Former Paintings Cataloguer, Art UK

Alan Waltham

Relative of Walter Steggles

Susan Ward

Curator of Art, Portsmouth City Museum

Gareth Wardell

Writer and filmmaker

Lara Wardle

Director Curator, Jerwood Collection

Liz Waring

Curator of Visual Art, Museums Sheffield

Giles Waterfield

Art historian

Nicholas Watkins

Art historian

Robert Wenley

Head of Collections and Learning, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

Francesca Whitlum-Cooper

Myojin-Nadar Curatorial Assistant, The National Gallery, London

Kitty Whittell


Thelma Wilson

Independent researcher

Alun Withey

Wellcome Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Sandy Wood

Collections Curator, Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

Amina Wright

Senior Curator, The Holburne Museum

Christopher Wright

Art UK Advisor, art historian, artist & author

Jonny Yarker

Scholar of British Painting and the Grand Tour