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Kirsten Tambling

Kirsten Tambling is an academic and curator with an interest in the relationship between French and British art during the eighteenth century, as well as the history of collections and the relationship between art and psychiatry. Her first degree was in English, at the University of Cambridge, followed by an M.Phil. in Eighteenth-century and Romantic Studies. Her PhD, awarded by Birkbeck, was on the treatment of seduction in the work of William Hogarth and Jean-Antoine Watteau. She has since worked as postdoctoral research associate on the ‘Shakespeare in the Royal Collection’ project run by King’s College London in partnership with the Royal Collection Trust, as part of which she co-edited a collection of essays, ‘Shakespeare’s Afterlife in the Royal Collection’, and wrote a monograph on the history of royal engagement with Shakespearean objects. She has also published essays on Hogarth and on the nineteenth-century modelmaker James Henry Pullen and is a regular contributer to Apollo Magazine. She has taught at Birkbeck and at the Courtauld, on the MA Curating the Art Museum Programme, of which she is also a graduate.

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