Anne trained as an Art Historian and Archaeologist at Leicester University and worked as an archaeologist for 8 years. She was elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London in 1996. In 1993 she took up a position at Southampton Institute as lecturer in Fine Arts Valuation, where she specializes in Victorian fine and decorative arts, architecture and interior design. As a senior lecturer, she now concentrates on research and publications. She was awarded her PhD in English in 2001, from Exeter University, for the impact of Aestheticism on Victorian Women. She has published in leading commercial and academic journals, including the Antique Dealer and Collector; the Victorian; Garden History, the Journal of the Garden History Society; Journal of the History of Education; The Wildean, Journal of the Oscar Wilde Society, and Women's History Review. Her research interests include the Aesthetic movement, especially Art Pottery, and the Arts and Crafts movement. — As an international speaker, Anne toured Australia in 2000. In 2003 she began lecturing for Swan Hellenic, on the Viking/Arctic Cruise, covering Scandinavian Art and Design. Anne has organized several specialist events including symposia on Burne-Jones (1998), London 1900 (2000) and Albert and Victoria at Home (2001). Most recently she organized an international symposium, Art For Life' Sake: Victorian Cultural Philanthropy, with over 50 participants. Anne is also a Trustee of the Victorian Society and a Main Committee member of the Women's History Network.
“Burnand, The Colonel — Settings and Costumes”
|Books||Interpreting Pottery, London; Batsford, 1984.
The Cube Teapot, Shepton Beauchamp: Richard Dennis, 1999.
|Recent Academic Journal Papers||“Victorian high society and social duty: the promotion of ‘recreative learning and voluntary teaching’”, History of Education 31.4 (2002), 311–334.
“Life into Art and Art into Life: Visualizing the Aesthetic Woman or ‘High Art Maiden’ of the Victorian ‘Renaissance’”, Women’s History Review 10.3 (2001), 441–460.
|Contact||Dr Anne Anderson BA PhD FSA
History of Fine and Decorative Arts