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Anya Matthews – Research Curator

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016

The fourth in the 2016-17 series of Hawksmoor public lectures.

Anya Matthews is an art and architectural historian with a PhD from the Courtauld Institute of Art on seventeenth-century London architecture. She has worked for the Global theatre, English Heritage, and as an account director at the award-winning arts consultancy Colman Getty. Anya has also done work as a freelance publicist.

Some of her publications include: ‘A Great and Noble Design’: Sir James Thornhill’s Painted Hall at Greenwich – A catalogue of the preparatory sketches’ (The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, 2016) and ‘Costly without, richlier inlaid’: The post-Fire reconstruction of London’s livery halls’, Georgian Group Journal (in preparation, 2017).

Supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, she is the Research Curator for the Painted Hall Conservation Project and ‘A Great and Noble Design’, a new exhibition exploring the life of the British decorative artist Sir James Thornhill and his masterpiece – the Painted Hall at Greenwich (painted between 1708 and 1727) which is on display in The Stephen Lawrence Gallery.