Alexandra Ault

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Lead Curator, The British Library in China & Curator, Western Manuscripts 1601-1850
Western manuscripts 1600-1900; Western prints and drawings circa 1780-1900
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Alexandra Ault received her BA and MA from the Courtauld Institute of Art and is currently completing her PhD at University College London (UCL). She has worked at the National Portrait Gallery as an assistant curator and as a British and European watercolours and drawings specialist at two major auction houses. At the British Library she helps care for Western manuscripts from 1601-1850 which includes important items from English literature and world history.

She is also Lead Curator for the ‘British Library in China’ project that involves lending some of the Library’s most important treasures from English literature to a number of exhibitions across China.

Her particular areas of research interest are nineteenth-century publishing, the relationship between manuscript and print, and the ‘life’ of the literary manuscript during and after writing. 

You can follow Alexandra on Twitter @AlexandraAult

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