Lydia is an art historian specialising in the art and material culture of the Italian Renaissance.
Her research interests extend beyond painting to include the production and trade of the decorative arts such as textiles, tableware and home furnishings as well as the lived experience in the Italian Renaissance town. Lydia is passionate about the benefits of life-long learning and hugely enjoys writing and delivering art history lectures and courses for audiences of all ages.
Lydia holds a BA in Renaissance History from the University of Warwick and an MA in Art History from the University of Sussex.
Lydia is currently based at The Warburg Institute in London where she has recently successfully defended her thesis on ‘The Dynamics of Artistic Patronage in Perugia 1488-1540’.
HEA Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Learning Level 1 2016.
Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy
Member of The Society for Renaissance Studies
Member of the Renaissance Society of America
Member of the Association for Art History