Rupert Shepherd in the Pot Room, with a Naga head-hunter's basket

I am an expert in museum documentation, currently employed as Collection Information Manager at the National Gallery in London, having worked previously as a documentation manager at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in south-east London and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. I trained as an art historian, specialising in renaissance Italy, and try to maintain an active interest in the field.

This site gives an overview of my experience, and my publications, conference papers, and so on. It also contains various posts, either news about me and my work or odd pieces about things that interest or preoccupy me at the time – but nothing so regular that it could be called a blog. (The views expressed are of course my own, not those of any of my employers.)

I tweet as @rgs1510, use LinkedIn for work-related networking and (for the old-school amongst you) am one of the owners of the Ma­ter­ial Renaissance e-mail list.

The picture is a portrait of me, taken for the Museums Journal by Michael Donald in April 2014. It shows me in the Pot Room of the Horniman Museum’s Study Collections Centre, along with a Naga head-hunter’s basket, object no 3.5.63/5. It is © Michael Donald.

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