Ms Helena Anderson BA Art History, French and Francophone Studies (Macalester College, USA), MA History of Art (Courtauld Institute, U. of London)

Ms Helena Anderson

Global Opportunities Officer

Marketing and Student Recruitment

Lifelong Learning Online Tutor

Lifelong Learning

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Originally from the US, I completed my Bachelor's degree in Art History and French and Francophone Studies before moving to the UK to pursue postgraduate study. After completing a Master's degree in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, with a focus on Modernism, I worked in the London art market for ten years as a curatorial assistant, gallery manager, picture valuer and auctioneer before moving to Aberystwyth. Career highlights include the sale of a rare archival collection relating to the sculptor Auguste Rodin, now in the collection of the Musée Rodin in Paris, and identifying a lost early work by Richard Smith CBE. My particular interests within Art History include the history of collecting, women in modernist art circles, The Bloomsbury Group, and Modern British prints. I have written for Candid Magazine and the Burlington Magazine, and won the Burlington Contemporary Art Writing Prize in 2015.

In addition to teaching Art History modules in Lifelong Learning, I work as a Global Opportunities Officer, advising Aberystwyth students about opportunities to work and study around the world as part of their degree.


I currently teach two online, self-paced Lifelong Learning modules: 

The Sisters' Influence: An art history study of the Davies sisters of Llandinam 

Collectors and Collections (Natural History Illustration)