Jacqui Ansell is a Senior Lecturer at Christie’s Education, tutoring online and face-to-face courses. She read History of Art and Theory at the University of Essex before going on to gain an MA in History of Dress from the Courtauld Institute under Professor Aileen Ribeiro.  Formerly an Education Officer at the National Gallery, London, and a tutor and writer for the Open University, she lectures for the Art Society and has devised and delivered many short courses for the National Gallery and Wallace Collections. She lectures on aspects of art history and dress history 1450-1950 (with particular interest in portraiture). Specialist research and publications focus on European Courtly Cultures, The Grand Tour and Traditional Welsh Costume.