Giles Waterfield is an independent curator, writer and lecturer. His most recent publication is a novel, The Iron Necklace.

Charting the life and times of Kenneth Clark

This major, vivid biography of the art historian is meticulously researched – and long overdue

2 Nov 2016

Why collections must stay at the heart of the 21st-century museum

A deeply felt study of the importance of museums stresses how central objects are to their function and future

1 Oct 2016

Let’s hope the Great Exhibition of the North will live up to its name

The project needs to follow historical examples if it is to avoid the shambles of the Millennium Experience

8 Aug 2016
Mrs. James Gurthrie

A special relationship? US attitudes to British art are changing

The old cocktail of countesses and Chippendale won’t cut it anymore, so the Met and the Yale Center for British Art are rethinking their displays

11 Jun 2016

Can we trust in museum trustees?

Trustees serve a vital purpose in the culture sector, but only if politicians avoid the temptation to meddle…

29 Apr 2016

Changing of the guard: who will lead the UK’s museums?

Young and international: is a new type of director coming to London?

1 May 2015