Madeleine is a PhD candidate in the History of Art Department at the University of York, under the supervision of Dr Richard Johns. She is especially interested in the history of collecting in the eighteenth century, as well as practices of antiquarian writing and crafting amongst Bluestocking women. Her thesis is entitled ‘Bluestocking Antiquarianism: Collecting, Craft and Conversation in the Duchess of Portland’s Museum (1715-1786)’. Madeleine completed her BA in English Literature at York, before studying for an MA in the History of Art Department. Before beginning her PhD, she was Research Scholar 2014-15 at the Yorkshire Museum and has held fellowships at the Royal Archives, as part of the Georgian Papers Programme, and the Lewis Walpole Library at Yale University. Her research is also supported by grants and awards from the York Georgian Society and the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars.