Biography

Profile
I’ve always been passionate about art and artifacts. What are my strengths in the art world? Wide experience in researching and publishing and organizational skills backed up by my MA in Art History (2006). Since 2003 I’ve done a number of art courses, including glass fusing (Art Academy and Rainbow Glass Studios, both in London), glass blowing (Peter Layton’s studio, London, and National Glass Centre, Sunderland, taught by Tim Shaw), glass casting (Art Academy,London, taught by Jeannette Therrien) and abstract art (Burren Art Centre, Ireland). In 2010 I have a place to participate in a master-class week at North Lands Glass Centre in the north of Scotland, ‘The Building of Form’, under Czech artist Anna Matoušková.

Exhibitions
With SLWA at Bankside, 2010, and at Dulwich Library 2009 and 2010. With Bankside Group at Leadenhall Market, 2009 and forthcoming exhibitions at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, 2010 and Southwark Cathedral Refectory, 2010, and Barbican Library, 2011. Participating in Dulwich Picture Gallery Christmas Bazaar November 2010

Art volunteering
Since its foundation I have been an active member of South London Women Artists, and regularly conduct and write up interviews with artists, and do articles (see Writing). I also go sketching and painting each month with the Bankside Group. Since September 2007 I’ve been working as a Volunteer Entrance Assistant at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and volunteer at Dulwich Picture Gallery, working with groups of primary school children, observing and discussing the permanent collection of 16th to 19th century works.

Other skills
In addition to having worked as a Docent at the Hunt Museum in Limerick, I’m fluent in German and French, can read Spanish, and have years of experience teaching, publishing, editing, co-editing and organizing conferences and events. I’m computer literate [most of the time!] and a perfectionist. My years of work experience mean I’m very used to working under pressure and welcome all challenges! I am passionate about glass! Commissions welcome!

Major achievements
2006 MA with Distinction in the History of Art (Courtauld Institute, University of London)
2005 Certificate in the History of Art (University of Limerick)
1994 Ph.D., University of Sheffield, Department of Germanic Studies
1984 I.O.L. Intermediate Diploma in Spanish
1976 RSA Certificate in TEFL/TESL
1976 PGCEd. (Tech), University of Leeds
1972 MA German Language and Literature (1st Class Hons, Distinction in Oral), St. Andrews University

Work experience
2007- present day, Volunteer Entrance Assistant at Tate Modern (6 hours per month), Volunteer Teacher at Dulwich Picture Gallery (approx 8 hours per month in term time), Volunteer at Estorick Collection (approx 6 hours per month)
2008-2009 3 month internship (2 days a week) in the Visitor Services Programmes, Tate
2008 Internship (4 weeks) at Bonham’s, New Bond Street
2002-2007 Senior Lecturer, Head of German Studies, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick
1995-2002 Senior Lecturer/Lecturer B in German, University of Bradford
1993-95 Senior Lecturer in German, Sheffield Hallam University
1991-93 Postgraduate Tutor in German, University of Sheffield
1977-91 Modern Languages teacher/Head of German in Sheffield secondary chools
1974-76 Lecturer in Modern Languages, Barnfield FE College, Luton
1969-70 English Assistant, Sophie-Scholl-Gymnasium, Munich

Museum, organisational, research and publishing experience
1974-2007 – Organised visiting speakers, writers in residence, special German cultural events, travel and accommodation for visiting speakers, publicity for events, liaised with outside bodies such as the Goethe Institute and the German, Austrian and Swiss Embassies
September 2007- Volunteer Entrance Assistant at Tate Modern and Volunteer Teacher for the Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and Volunteer at the Estorick Collection, give 10-minute-talks at Tate Modern approximately once every two months.
1/2003-7/2007 Volunteer Docent giving one-hour tours at the Hunt Museum, Limerick
2005-2006 Gave 20-minute talks at the Courtauld Gallery and Somerset House
2000-2004 Organised and co-organised conferences at the University of Limerick (2004), AMGS (2001), University of Liverpool (2000), and the University of Bradford (2000)
7.2003 Author of materials on ‘Gypsies in the German-speaking world’ for the Internet Web Area Studies Project at Liverpool John Moores University
9.2001-12.2001 Charles H. Revson Foundation Fellowship for Archival Research at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC
1993-1995 Author of BBC TV and Radio Study Guides
1998-1999 Consultant author, producing German materials for the Open University

Examining/Moderating, Supervising
I’ve been an O and A level examiner for JMB and NEAB (1980-1997), External Examiner/Moderator at the University of Sheffield (1995-99), Heriot Watt University (1995-99) and the University of Birmingham (2001-2004), and supervised/co-supervised MA and PhD students at the Universities of Bradford and Limerick.

Leisure
In addition to art and glassmaking I also enjoy walking, foreign travel, films and live jazz.

Publications – all under the name Susan Tebbutt – see writing
Books – 11 edited and co-edited volumes including some relating to culture and art
Other publications – over 50 published articles and chapters
These include articles on Paul Gauguin and Wassily Kandinsky, images of the genocide of the Romanies, constructions of Europe in English and German picture books, and images of the political art of the Austrian Rom, Karl Stojka.

Unpublished MA dissertation
2006 ‘The Controversy over Dinah Gottliebova Babbitt’s Auschwitz Gypsy Portraits’, Courtauld Institute, University of London

Major conference papers given
I have given papers between 1998 and 2007 at the University of St. Andrews, the Institute for Germanic and Romance Studies in London and the universities of Innsbruck, Frankfurt, Vermont/ Burlington, USA, Limerick, Galway, Southampton, Sussex, Prague, Maynooth, Kent, Nottingham, Leeds, Oxford, Brussels, Cambridge, Cologne, Leeds, Bradford, Calgary and San Francisco.