Erika Ingham

Career summary

I joined the Gallery in 2000 as a photographs cataloguer, moving to the Archive in 2001.  Prior to this I helped to run The Bloomsbury Workshop, a gallery specialising in the Bloomsbury Group.  My studies were in the History of Art and Design, specialising in the history of dress, and MA Heritage Studies.

Areas of interest / research

My theses were on Elizabethan Portraiture as Status Symbol, investigating the changing concept of nobility through 16th century treatises and how this was reflected in portraits, and Colour in Tudor Secular Buildings, an investigation into its conservation, restoration, recreation and presentation.

I continue to be interested in the history of dress, and how costume is depicted in portraits.

Details of books/publications relating to your work on British portraiture

I have worked as a researcher on various books including Mid-Georgian Portraits (John Ingamells, 2004), Julia Margaret Cameron: the Complete Photographs (Julian Cox and Colin Ford, 2003) and The Bloomsbury Artists: Prints and Book Design (Tony Bradshaw, 1999).

I also wrote entries for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.