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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 moving to 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). She has taught at Birkbeck in the history of art department since 2013. She is the inaugural Director of Birkbeck’s research Centre for Museum Cultures in 2018-19.