PhD and MA, Courtauld Institute; BA (Hons), Leeds University
Lis Darby teaches on all aspects of the history of decorative arts, design, and craft, with particular focus on furniture. Her research and specialist areas are the history of 19th and 20th century and contemporary decorative art and design, and late-18th to early-20th century sculpture. She co-authored The Cult of the Prince Consort (with Nicola Smith, Yale University Press, 1983) and has contributed to various publications and journals on both sculpture and the decorative arts. Her published essays on 20th Century and contemporary design have appeared in Understanding Art Objects: Thinking Through the Eye (Lund Humphries, 2009) and Art and Authenticity (Lund Humphries, 2012).