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Dr Thomas Flynn

Visiting Lecturer


I'm an art historian specialising in European art markets and the professional practices of the global art market. I hold a BA in Art History, a Masters in Design History from RCA and a doctorate. 

I am a former Henry Moore Foundation post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Sussex and have written for numerous international art publications. I'm also author of The Body in Sculpture (Everyman Art Library, 1998), and co-editor of Colonialism and the Object: Empire, Material Culture and the Museum (Routledge, 1997). My most recent book is The A-Z of the International Art Market (Bloomsbury, 2016), a student guide to current terminology.  

I am a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA). 

Additionally, I run a sculpture agency and have a Provenance Research partnership with Angelina Giovani, MA

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Areas of specialism

  • Art history
  • Sculpture history
  • History of the European art markets
  • Professional practices of the international art market
  • Museology
  • Cultural heritage ethics
  • Contemporary art


  • BA (Hons) First Class, Art History, University of Sussex
  • MA, Design History, Royal College of Art/Victoria & Albert Museum Joint Course
  • D.Phil, University of Sussex

Professional membership

Member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA)

Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) 

Research student supervision


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