Beth Williamson is Professor of Medieval Culture and Chair in the History of Art at the University of Bristol. Her research interests include the visual and material culture of religious and devotional practice, in the context of Western European Christianity. She also works on sound and music, and often supervises research students working across the disciplines of visual culture and music. Beth has interests in the care and conservation of medieval religious buildings, in cultural heritage and public art, and in promoting collaboration and partnership working between universities and non-higher education institutions. She currently chairs the Bristol Cathedral Fabric Advisory Committee and is a member of the Westminster Abbey Fabric Commission. At the University of Bristol, she sits on the Heritage and Public Art Committee and chairs its Public Art Advisory Panel. Outside the UK she is a member of Council and Trustee of the British School at Rome.