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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.

We're always looking for more contributors. If you have an idea for a story, email [email protected]


Adam Jackman

Freelance Editorial Consultant

Adrienne Wallman

Former Paintings Coordinator, Art UK

Alan Taylor

Folkestone historian

Alan Waltham

Relative of Walter Steggles

Alice Soulieux

Former volunteer, Art UK

Alice Theobald

Oxford University graduate

Alison Mitchelson

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Alun Withey

Wellcome Research Fellow, University of Exeter

Amanda Hilliam


Andrew Lambirth

Art critic

Angharad Jones

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Averil King


Avril Jones

Director, National Library of Wales

Barbara Dixon

Manager, Swindon Art Gallery

Barbara Rae


Benedict Hawkins

Cambridge University graduate

Ben Pearce

Director, Paintings in Hospitals

Bob and Roberta Smith


Bruce Kent

Campaigner and peace activist

Carien Kremer

Exhibition and Collections Officer, William Morris Gallery

Charles Saumarez Smith

Chief Executive, Royal Academy of Arts

Christopher Lloyd

Former Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures

Christopher Wright

Art UK Advisor, art historian, artist & author

Clare Hunt

Curator, Southend Museums Service

Corinna Lotz


Courtney Halgren

Former volunteer, Art UK

David Bindman

Emeritus Professor of the History of Art, University College London

David Buckman

Art historian

David Ekserdjian

Professor of Art History, University of Leicester

David Taylor

Curator of Pictures and Sculpture, National Trust

Dorothy Fouracre

Collections Librarian, Royal College of Surgeons

Edgar Peters Bowron

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

Edward Bettella

Former Production Manager, Art UK

Elizabeth Heath

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Ellen McAdam

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Felicity Herring

NADFAS Lecturer

Florence Bell

Director, Floga

Frances Bailey

Curator, National Trust

Francesca Whitlum-Cooper

Myojin-Nadar Curatorial Assistant, The National Gallery, London

Gareth Wardell

Writer and filmmaker

Gerardine Mulcahy-Parker

Curator, Beverley Art Gallery

Giles Waterfield

Art historian

Gill Clarke

Visiting Professor Otter Gallery, University of Chichester

Gillian Riley

Food historian

Giorgia Bottinelli

Curator of Historic Art, Norfolk Museums Service

Hazel Buchan Cameron

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Heather Lane

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

Helen C. Rawson

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

Humphrey Ocean


Ian Massey

Art historian

James Bradburne

Director General, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

James Campbell


James Hall

Art historian

James Russell 

Independent art historian

Jane Roberts

Jane Roberts Fine Arts

Janet Tyson

Independent art historian

Jean Milton

Exhibitions & Interpretation Officer, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery

Jemma Conway

Audience Development Officer, Barnsley Arts, Museums and Archives

Jeremy Knight

Heritage and Museum Manager, Horsham Museum & Art Gallery

Jo Baring

Curator, The Ingram Collection of British Modern and Contemporary Art

Jo Meacock

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Jock VI

Cat-in-Charge, National Trust, Chartwell

John Bercow

Speaker of the House of Commons & MP for Buckingham

John Fuller


John G. Bernasconi

Director of Fine Art, University of Hull

John Gale


John O'Brien

Relative of P. J. Tuohy

John Sankey

Former Secretary General, The Society of London Art Dealers

Jonathan Horwich

Senior Specialist, Phillips Auctioneers

Jonny Yarker

Scholar of British Painting and the Grand Tour

Julia Biggs

Art historian

Julie Greer

Art historian

Kate Devine

Art historian

Katherine Field

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

Kathy Hill


Keith Alexander

Content Director, Culture Street

Keith Bettany

Son of Desmond Bettany

Kevin Moore

Director, National Football Museum

Kim Fleming

Chairman, Works of Art Committee, The Royal Free

Kirsty Stonell Walker


Kitty Whittell


Lauren Marshall

Hall Manager & Audience Development Officer, Merchant Adventurers' Hall

Leo Stevenson

Artist & broadcaster

Lettie Mckie

Freelance writer

Liam Hess

Freelance arts writer

Liz Gilmore

Director, Jerwood Gallery

Liz Waring

Curator of Visual Art, Museums Sheffield

Lou Taylor

Professor of Dress and Textile History, University of Brighton

Louise Connell

Director, Penlee House Gallery & Museum

Louise Giovanelli


Lucy Ellis

Former Paintings Project Coordinator, Art UK

Lydia Miller

Researcher at Philip Mould & Company

Madeleine Grout

Collections Assistant (Decorative Arts), North Lincolnshire Museums Service

Mae Keary

Volunteer, Art UK

Malcolm Baker

Art historian and curator

Marguerite Nugent

Head of Curatorial Services, Wolverhampton Art Gallery

Maria Grazia Bonfiglio

Volunteer, Art UK

Maria Landsberg

Art historian

Marianne Hulse

Mark Bills

Former Curator, Watts Gallery

Mary Broughton

Trustee of the Sidney H. Sime Memorial Gallery

Meg Game

Ecologist at Hampstead Heath

Melanie Unwin

Curator's Office, Parliamentary Art Collection

Michael Palin


Neil Handley

Curator, British Optical Association Museum at the College of Optometrists

Nicholas Serota

Director, Tate

Oliver Baldwin

Independent researcher

Oswald Clingan Smith

Cat-in-ChargeStirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum

Paddy Harvey

Chair, Friends of Rye Art Gallery

Paul Liss

Director, Liss Llewellyn Fine Art

Peter Bazalgette

Chairman, Arts Council England

Peter Quartermaine


Rachel Bairsto

Head of Museum Services, British Dental Association Dental Museum

Rachel Fleming-Mulford

Curator, Borough Road Gallery, London South Bank University

Raina Sheridan

Rebecca Front


Rebecca Nicholl

Former Editorial Assistant, Art UK

Robert Greer

Freelance writer

Robert Wenley

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

Rosanna Lawton

Former volunteer, Art UK

Rosie Broadley

Associate Curator, National Portrait Gallery, London

Rowan Bain

Senior Curator, William Morris Gallery

Rupert Pink

Auctioneer and valuer

Sacha Llewellyn

Director, Liss Llewellyn Fine Art

Sandra Stowell

Grand-daughter of Robert Sivell

Sandy Nairne

Former Director, National Portrait Gallery, London

Sandy Wood

Collections Curator, Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

Sarah Campbell

Assistant Curator, Central Saint Martins Museum and Study Collection

Sarah Levitt

Head of Leicester Arts and Museums Service

Sarah Fletcher

Former Editorial Assistant, Art UK

Sean Baggaley

Social History Curator, Gallery Oldham

Shan Kuang

Former Postgraduate Student, Hamilton Kerr Institute

Solange Gulizzi

Sonia Roe

Freelance Editorial Consultant

Sophie Midgley

Former Gallery Manager, The Fleming Collection

Stephen Finer


Stephen Lloyd

Curator of the Derby Collection, Knowsley Hall, Merseyside

Sue Giles

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

Sue Tilley

Manager, DWP & life model

Susan Foister

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

Tania Adams

Former Paintings Project Cataloguer, National Trust

Thangam Debbonaire

MP for Bristol

Thelma Wilson

Independent researcher

Therese Crawley

Curator's Office, Parliamentary Art Collection

Thomas Marks

Editor, Apollo magazine

Tim Knox

Director, The Fitzwilliam Museum

Tim Sayer


Tom Sutcliffe

Journalist, Saturday Review

Valerie Boa

Curator, McLean Museum and Art Gallery

Valerie Harland

Head of Development, Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

Victoria Ibbett

Volunteer, Art UK

Wendy Baron

Art historian

William J. Simmons

Writer & critic

William Packer

Art critic

William Schupbach

Librarian, Iconographic Collections, Wellcome Library

Yasmin Scipio

Former volunteer, Art UK