Caroline Dakers

Caroline Dakers is Professor Emerita of Cultural History at University of the Arts London. Her ongoing projects include: Bohemian or Gentleman? Artists in the Popular Imagination 1850–1950, for Princeton University Press; The Collections of Alfred Morrison 1821–1897; Millionaire Shopping, book (edited) for UCL Press; contribution to Philip Webb exhibition and catalogue, Bard Institute New York and Victoria and Albert Museum; and Pattledom, exhibition at Watts Gallery.

Caroline’s major publications include: Fonthill Recovered: A Cultural History, (edited) UCL Press (2018); A Genius for Money, Business, Art and the Morrisons, Yale University Press (2011); The Holland Park Circle, Yale University Press (1999); and Clouds, the Story of a Country House, Yale University Press (1993).

She has also curated exhibitions at Leighton House Museum: George Aitchison (and contributions to catalogue) (2018); and Artists at Home, the Holland Park Circle (and catalogue) (1999). Her writing also include essays for Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Apollo, Furniture History, Architectural History; also Chronicle 250 (Paul Mellon) and Art and the Country House (Paul Mellon) online projects.

Caroline was Professor of Cultural History at University of the Arts London and PhD supervisor (1998–2020) and was the creator and first Director of BA Culture, Criticism and Curation at Central Saint Martins (2004–2014)