About Me

I’m a research student in the History of Art department at Birkbeck, University of London, working on the histories of closed museums. On this blog I mostly write about museums, although in the archives you’ll also find writing about art and art history.

I also work for Birkbeck’s Mapping Museums project and as Museums Researcher on the AHRC-funded project UK Museums during the COVID-19 crisis: Assessing risk, closure, and resilience, also at Birkbeck, that runs from 2021 to 2022.

I completed an MA in art history and museum studies at Birkbeck, and before that trained as a painter at the City and Guilds of London Art School. My paintings and prints are in a number of private collections and I have also worked to commission.


Mark Liebenrood and Alex Taylor, ‘Interview as Assemblage’, in Alex Taylor (ed.), In Focus: Black Wall 1959 by Louise Nevelson, Tate Research Publication, 2016, http://www.tate.org.uk/research/publications/in-focus/black-wall-louise-nevelson/interview-as-assemblage

Blogs elsewhere

A week in the life (of a research assistant)

Serendipities of online community

Types of museum closure

Design for a Nation


2015: Monochrome, Brent Artists Resource Gallery, London; The Manifesto of the WallFringe Arts Bath

2014: Stars on Canvas 2014, London; Recursive, No Format Gallery, London; A Given StructureFringe Arts Bath

2013: Art auction in aid of Emily Baldwin (Green Horse Art)

2012: Exhibition in aid of The Human Dignity Trust, Hogan Lovells, London; Living with ArtFrameless Gallery, London; Artworks Open 2012, Barbican Arts Group Trust, London; Degree Show, City & Guilds of London Art School

2011: Thirty Seven, Parr Street, London

2010: Vault, Lambeth Accord, London


Interface and Turner Contemporary Bursary (2012)


Links to reviews of exhibitions and books on other websites:

Review, ‘Lygia Clark

Review, ‘Channa Horwitz

Review, ‘Alex Gene Morrison: Same As It Ever Was

Review, ‘Mondrian and Colour

Review, ‘James Turrell

Review, ‘Ana Mendieta

Review, ‘Central Line Series: Art on the Underground

Review, ‘Rothko/Sugimoto

Review, ‘Craigie Aitchison

Review, ‘Michael Raedecker: volume‘ (published in a-n magazine, May 2012)

Review, ‘Turner and the Elements‘ (published in a-n magazine, May 2012)