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Dr Lydia Hamlett

Dr Lydia Hamlett

Partner, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

Fellow of Murray Edwards College

Director of Studies in History of Art (Murray Edwards College)


Dr Lydia Hamlett is Academic Director in History of Art at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and Director of Studies in History of Art at Murray Edwards College. She is writing a book on mural painting in Britain in the long seventeenth century (Routledge 2019). Lydia previously worked in the museums and heritage sectors, including at Tate, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Kettle's Yard and the National Trust. She co-founded, and is on the steering group for, the British Murals Network ( Lydia's PhD (2006) was on ecclesiastical art and architecture in Venice in the Renaissance and she has supervised undergraduates at the University of Cambridge since 2003 on a broad range of subjects.

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