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Sarah Thomas has lectured widely in Australia and the UK. She worked as a curator in Australian art museums for fifteen years, before coming to live in the UK in 2008. In 2001 her professional standing was recognised by the award of an Australian Government Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and art. In 2013 she completed her doctoral thesis, Witnessing Slavery: Travelling Artists in an Age of Abolition (University of Sydney). In 2015 she was awarded a Curatorial Research Grant from the Paul Mellon Centre to pursue research for an online exhibition, Cultural Legacies of British Slave-ownership. She has been a lecturer at Birkbeck since 2013.