Last updated 18/07/2011
Address: 34 Claremont Avenue New Malden Surrey KT3 6QL
Year qualified: 2008
Other qualifications: City of London, BA (Hons)Italian and History of Art MA History of Art
Native language: English
Biography: A Londoner born and bred (Anglo-Italian roots) and a professional Blue Badge Guide (Winner of Tower of London Award, 2008), I am also a City of London guide and have a Master of Arts in History of Art, focusing on the 19th and 20th Centuries with extensive work experience in the art world. I specialise in Art Historical Tours, especially of Modern and Contemporary Art and can guide the major art galleries as well as small contemporary and commercial spaces. I also have an interest in museum guiding, such as the BM, V&A, etc. and in gallery education. I can also tour all the major London and out of town sites with coach panoramics. I am passionate about London, a city that has a fabulous story to tell, a story that spans some 2,000 years of history, culture and famous personalities. My job, as a guide, is to act as interpreter – to allow not only London to tell its story, but also to allow the key sites outside of London to tell theirs as well.
Region for which accredited: London
London sites for which accredited: British Museum, City of London, Docklands, East London, Greenwich, Hampton Court Palace, National Gallery, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tower of London, Victoria & Albert Musm., Westminster Abbey
Sites outside London for which accredited: Bath, Oxford, Salisbury Cathedral, Stonehenge, Stratford-upon-Avon, Windsor Castle
Special interests: As mentioned above I specialise in museums and galleries and art historical tours.
I also particularly enjoy working with young people whether in student groups or families. I am also happy to work with groups of foreign language students in English - I am CELTA qualified and have learned foreign languages myself so can make the English accessible.
Sarah will do walking tours.
Lectures given: Lectures in British Art and Architecture, the Museums and Galleries of London, Artists' London. With notice I can prepare lectures on many of the London sites of interest or on specialist art historical subjects.