Simon Swynfen JERVIS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1943-01-09
Education Downside, Corpus Christi Coll Cambridge
Books & Publications Victorian Furniture (1968), Printed Furniture Designs Before 1650 (1974), High Victorian Design (1983), Penguin Dictionary of Design and Designers (1984), Furniture from Austria and Hungary in the Victoria and Albert Museum (1986), British and Irish Inventories (2010), Roman Splendour, English Arcadia (with Dudley Dodd, 2015)
Recreations churches
Clubs
Style Simon Swynfen Jervis, Esq, FSA
Career student asst, asst keeper of art Leicester Museum and Art Gallery 1964-66; Dept of Furniture V&A: asst keeper 1966-75, dep keeper 1975-89, acting keeper 1989, curator 1989-90; dir Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge 1990-95; dir of historic buildings Nat Tst 1995-2002 (memb Arts Panel 1982-95 (chm 1987-95), memb Properties Ctee 1987-95); guest scholar J Paul Getty Museum 1988-89 and 2003, Ailsa Mellon Bruce sr fell Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts (CASVA) Nat Gall of Art Washington DC 2006-07; dir The Burlington Magazine 1993- (tstee 1997-); pres Soc of Antiquaries 1995-2001 (memb Cncl 1986-88, memb Exec Ctee 1987-90); chm: Furniture History Soc 1998-2013 (ed 1987-92), Walpole Soc 2003-13 (memb Cncl 1990-95), Leche Trust 2007-13 (tstee 1995-2013); tstee: The Royal Collection Tst 1993-2001, Emery Walker Tst 2003-12; chm of tstees Sir John Soane's Museum 2008-13 (tstee 1999-2002, life tstee 2002-13), memb: Advsy Cncl Nat Art Collections Fund 2002-, Reviewing Ctee on the Export of Works of Art 2007-15; Iris Fndn Award for outstanding contribution to the decorative arts 2003; FSA 1983
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