Speaker: Jacqui Ansell
5 July 2016

Jacqui Ansell will use her experience of working in the National Gallery to discuss what the dress in pictures and portraits can tell us about the personalities and life of the times portrayed.

Jacqui read History of Art and Theory at the University of Essex before going on to gain an MA in History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute. Formerly an Education Officer at the National Gallery, London, and a tutor and writer for the Open University she has a wide range of teaching experience. She lectures regularly on the public programmes of the National Gallery and National Portrait Gallery and to publish on court dress, Grand Tour portraiture and Welsh Costume as well as dress as a cultural marker and indicator of class, gender, national and professional identity.
Jacqui has taught on the Art, Style and Design MLitt in History of Art and Art-world Practice since 2008 and also contributes to the short course programme at Christie’s Education. She has been an Associate Lecturer with the Open University since 1992 teaching multi-disciplinary distance-learning courses on ‘The Enlightenment’, Arts Foundation Courses and ‘Art and Its Histories’ and writing material for a course on ‘Heritage’.