Edith Standen was a British-American art historian and monuments officer during World War Two. She later worked for the Met, where she became a textiles expert. This is her story.
Today, I'll debunk some common misconceptions about being an art historian. I hear these a lot when I talk about my work. Plus, I've included a little about the skills you learn as an art historian that will help with any career.
When I tell people that I'm an art historian, I'm often met with general confusion and awkwardness. So, what is an art historian?