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.
She is an art history tutor at CityLit (The City Literary Institute).

Lydia holds a BA in Renaissance History from the University of Warwick and an MA in Art History from the University of Sussex and was awarded the PhD from The Warburg Institute at the University of London for her thesis
‘The Dynamics of Artistic Patronage in Perugia 1488-1540’.

Teaching Qualifications

HEA Professional Standards Framework for Teaching and Learning Level 1 2016.

Professional Memberships

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