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Dr Susanna Avery-Quash

Dr Susanna Avery-Quash is Senior Research Curator in the History of Collecting at the National Gallery, London. She is in charge of the pre-1900 objects in the Gallery’s History Collection and is responsible for activities associated with the Gallery’s research strand ‘Buying, Collecting and Display’.

Her research and publications focus on the study of important private and public art collections, especially the National Gallery; trends in artistic taste, especially for the Old Masters; and the historical art market. Her publications include Art for the Nation: The Eastlakes and the Victorian Art World (with Professor Julie Sheldon, in 2011); and more recently, The Georgian London Town House: Building, Collecting and Display (co-edited with Kate Reford, published by Bloomsbury, 2019); Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Historical Reception (co-edited with Juliana Barone, published by Olschki, 2019) and London and the Emergence of a European Art Market, 1780-1820 (co-edited with Christian Huemer, published by Getty Publications, 2019).

She is a trustee of The Society for the History of Collecting; The International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA); and the Francis Haskell Memorial Fund; a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; and is a Specialist Volunteer for the National Trust. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London, and at the University of Buckingham’s Humanities Research Institute.

Phone (work): 0207 747 2515