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Jill Newsham

Associate Lecturer
School of Arts and Media
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Jill is a subject specialist lecturer on the MA course in Antiques (Distance Learning) with extensive experience in the exciting world of antiques. Her particular field of expertise includes all forms of British Decorative Arts including glass, ceramics, silver and all objets de vertu.

Jill teaches MA antiques students online, in both the taught and research phases of their degrees covering a wide range of topics, materials and periods from Gothic to Goth, Regency to Retro and Victorian to Vintage.

Jill has had many different roles in the world of antiques which have included collector, dealer, lecturer, writer, book reviewer and successful antiques fair organiser. She has continued her professional development with two separate periods of study with the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace and the Brighton Pavilion. She has also collaborated on projects with Wedgwood, Harrods of Knightsbridge, the Birmingham Museum, the Walker Art Gallery and the Atkinson where she is currently helping to conserve a collection of Victorian taxidermy. She regularly attends and contributes to the Northern Ceramics Society Winter and Summer Schools and other events. Her professional background is in adult learning, working for a major international retail company for many years as a Learning and Development Manager. She is also a qualified online tutor with the Chartered Institute of Personal Development.

  • MA Foods Styling, University of Central Lancashire, 2008.
  • BA (Hons) Antiques & Design, University of Central Lancashire, 2005.
  • The challenges facing the Antiques trade in the 21st century.
  • Art design and food
  • The relationship between Art and Industry as expressed in material culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Victorian Taxidermy; conserve or condemn?
  • Antiques and interior Design
  • Extreme ironing
  • The Art Society (Heritage Officer)
  • Northern Ceramics Society
  • Decorative Arts Society
  • The Glass Society