I'm Sarah. I am an art historian and museum educator based in London.
I have BA and MA in Art History. During my studies, I specialised in Modern Art (1865-1950), but my programme at CSU Long Beach emphasised the breadth and depth of art history. Because of this, I am also well-versed in many areas of European Art History, including the Northern and Italian Renaissance; the Medieval; Baroque Italy, Spain, England and the Netherlands; as well as the movements related to the Enlightenment and Romanticism. I was also lucky enough to study and research the art and archaeology of ancient Mesoamerica.
I began lecturing 12 years ago while still at university, teaching art appreciation to 150 students at a time. I found my calling. Lecturing allowed me transfer my passion and knowledge of art history to others. I have never looked back. After lecturing part-time at several universities throughout the Los Angeles-area, I was hired as Professor of Art History (2008-2013) and gallery director (2011-12) at Cypress College (tenured in 2012). In this time, I have lectured to over 3,000 people on a wide-spectrum of art historical topics.
In 2013, I decided to give up the California weather and relocate to rainy London to be with my husband. During this transition I achieved a second MA in Cultural Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. With this degree, my Art History has expanded into the contemporary era, with a focus on technology and anthropology.
I currently work at the British Museum as project officer for the Bridget Riley Art Foundation; this role combines education officer and assistant curator. I also work at Wellcome Collection as a Visitor Experience Assistant, researching within the collection to create tours and engagement activities for the public. In my spare time I photograph, read philosophy and indulge my fascination with urban decay, Medieval architecture and the Roman Empire.
Art history is my passion and it is my goal to bring appreciation and understanding of the visual arts to everyone, regardless of background. I well-versed lecturer and researcher; a full range of my lectures and tours can be found under the 'lectures' section of this site.
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Please note: although my website refers to my work at specific institutions, all opinions posted here are my own.