Dr. Marie Tavinor studied British and American literature, culture and history in France before turning to the visual arts and focusing her interest on the development of the art market and art collections. She obtained an MA from IESA and the University of Warwick, writing her dissertation on the politics of donations in late Victorian England. Her PhD at the Royal Holloway researched the consumption of British paintings at the Venice Biennale between 1895 and 1914. Before being appointed as Lecturer at Christie’s, Prior to Christie’s Education, Marie worked at the UNESCO, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and has been a visiting lecturer at various institutions, notably IESA (in Paris and London). Marie is the current Secretary of the Society for the History of Collecting.