The Museum of Construction and Building Materials was a teaching collection which existed as part of the South Kensington complex of museums in the 1850s-70s; much of its collection is now in the V&A. My thesis explores what it collected and why, as well as how and by whom the collection was used.
My broader research interests are in 19th and 20th century architecture and craft. I work part-time at Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum, where I am Curator (Human History). I previously worked at the V&A, and I am an Associate Member of the Museums Association.
I am funded by the AHRC’s Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme.