FCHAS Event with Dr Tom Flynn

Talk and Art Viewing (title to be announced)

Please join us in the Richard Eden Suite (West Court, Clare Hall) on the 11 June at 5.30pm for a drinks reception.  The talk will start at 6.00pm followed by a hot buffet reception served in the Richard Eden Suite at 7.30pm.

Dr Tom Flynn is a UK-based art historian, critic and provenance researcher, specialising in the professional practices of the international art market, historical and contemporary sculpture, and issues in art crime and cultural heritage. He is a visiting lecturer at a number of UK and European universities. Between 2010-16 he was programme director of the RICS-Accredited MA programme in Art Appraisal (Professional Practice) at Kingston University, and adjunct professor and course director on the MA module on the International Art Market at Richmond, the American International University in London. He also teaches the International Art Market at the London and Paris-based IESA Masters course in Art Business. For the past seven years, he has contributed to the postgraduate certificate in Art Crime and Cultural Heritage Protection Studies run by the Association for Research into Crimes Against Art in Amelia, Italy. Tom is a former fine art auctioneer and valuer and art market journalist. A graduate of the University of Sussex and the Royal College of Art, he completed his doctorate at the University of Sussex, researching 19th-century critical reactions to the chryselephantine mixed-media sculpture of antiquity. He has written for numerous international art publications and has held board positions with art data company Invaluable.com, and with Eyestorm.com, the limited-edition print publishers. His journalism has featured in most of the leading art journals and newspapers including, inter aliaThe Art Newspaper, Art and Auction, Apollo, The Spectator, The Sculpture Journal, ARTnews, and Art Quarterly. He is a member of the International Association of Art Critics, has published widely on the global art market and art and design history, and has written a number of monographs on contemporary sculptors. He is also the founder of The Sculpture Agency, which promotes the work of contemporary sculptors.

Entrance fee - £10 (payable at the door). Attendance is free for members of the College and of the FCHAS. Please RSVP to artsociety@clarehall.cam.ac.uk


  • Helaine Blumenfeld OBE, Patron FCHAS
  • Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, Hon. Secretary FCHAS