Art hisotorian soecialising in Pop Art and Design.
Anne Massey is an art historian, specialising in the history and and lasting significance of the Independent Group. She is also interested in the historiography of Pop Art and is currently Professor of Design and Culture at the University of the Arts London. She studied the history of modern art and design at Newcastle Polytechnic (now Northumbria University) at BA and then doctoral level. She has written eight books, including 'The Independent Group: Modernism and Mass Culture in Britain, 1945-59 (Manchester University Press 1995) and ICA 1946-1968 (ICA 2014), Anne has worked extensively with archives, particularly those of the ICA where she is Research Associate and is currently co-editing 'Pop Art & Design' with Alex Seago for Bloomsbury and editing The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Design, to be published in 2018. She has contributed to exhibition catalogues for the Haus der Kunst, Munich; Kunstmmuseum Wolfsburg and the Whitechapel Gallery. Anne is currently co-curating an exhibition for the re-opening of the Hatton Gallery, Newcastle in October 2017 with Gill Hedley and is currently working on a biography of Dorothy Morland. She has broadcast on BBC4; Channel Four; BBC Radio 3 and 4.