Sonia Solicari, Director of the Geffrye Museum: 13 February 2017, 6-7.30pm

Sonia Solicari, Director of the Geffrye Museum

Monday 13th February 2017,


Keynes Library

Chaired by Dr. Gabriel Koureas

Sonia Solicari is currently Director of The Geffrye Museum of the Home, having joined in January 2017. She was previously Head of the Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre, where she worked since 2010, delivering a major capital development of the gallery, alongside leading the exhibitions, events and public engagement programmes. Recent exhibitions include Victorians Decoded: Art & Telegraphy; Unseen City: Photos by Martin Parr and No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action, 1960-1990. Previously she worked at the Victoria & Albert Museum, as Curator of Ceramics and Glass (2006-2010) and Assistant Curator of Paintings (2002-2006). Ms Solicari studied English Literature at Royal Holloway; Nineteenth-Century Studies at King’s College and Museum Studies at UCL. Currently she is undertaking a PhD at Birkbeck, University of London, looking at ‘The Domestic Threshold in Art and Culture of the Nineteenth Century’.