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EXPERTISE
Architecture & its History
History - Art & Culture
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH:
BIOGRAPHY
Dr Emma Roberts PhD, BA (Hons) is Course Leader and Lecturer in BA (Hons) History of Art at Liverpool John Moores University. Having lectured on all aspects of History of Art and Design for twenty years, Emma is a highly experienced university lecturer who is also a frequent cruiser in her spare time.

Emma is the author of two academic books (The Public Sculpture of Cheshire & Merseyside and The Liverpool Academy: A History and Index) as well as numerous journal articles and conference papers, and has also curated exhibitions.

Emma has also appeared on Radio Four and on Channel Four television in her capacity as an expert on art and design and, for several years, was a Visiting Lecturer at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.


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TALK TITLES
Topics from all eras of Art & Design History could be presented by Emma, but examples include:

Asia:

- 'Men of Clay: China's Terracotta Army'
- 'Poised Between East and West: Painters of the Philippines'
- 'Just Jewelry?: The Power and Ritual of Jade in China'
- 'The Inky Brush: A Brief History of Painting in China'
- 'Gold Domes and Minarets: The Mosques of Brunei'
- ‘Temples and Historic Monuments of Hong Kong’
- ‘The Contemporary Art of Singapore’
- 'Pagodas, Temples and Sculptures: Unlocking the Mysteries of the Ancient Arts of Myanmar'
- 'The Cutting Edge: Exciting Contemporary Art of Myanmar'
- 'Art of Thailand: Understanding the Symbols and Images within Thai Art and Architecture'
- 'Treasures of Georgetown, Malaysia: An Artistic and Architectural Cornucopia of Delights'

Mediterranean / Europe:

- 'Changes in Perspective: Cubist Art in the Twentieth Century'
- 'Impressionist Art and the Birth of the Modern in France'
- 'Florence and Renaissance Art'
- 'Baroque Art of Rome'
- 'Garden Design of Historic Country Houses in England'
- 'Paris: The City in Art'
- ‘Cartagena and the Romans’
- ‘Gaudi and Barcelona’
- ‘Van Gogh and the South of France’
- ‘Florence and the Renaissance’
- ‘Treasures of the Vatican in Rome’
- ‘Prehistoric Artefacts on Sardinia’

USA / Canada / Caribbean:

- 'Disney Architecture in Florida'
- 'New York- ‘An Embarrassment of Riches- Art Galleries and Museums of New York’.
- 'The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Boston Museum of Fine Arts’.
- ‘Halifax and The Titanic'.
- ‘Art Deco and Miami’
- ‘Eminent Puerto Rican Painters: José Campeche and Francisco Oller y Cestero’
- ‘The Pretty and Historic Architecture of Charlotte Amalie’
- ‘Masquerade and Carnival’: Folk Culture of St. Kitts and Nevis’
- ‘Mansions and Plantation Houses of Barbados’
- ‘The Art of Batik’
- ‘Grenada’s Underwater Sculpture Park’

Australia:

- ‘Perth’s Public Art’
- ‘Melbourne- The Street Art Capital of the World’
- ‘Discover Dreamtime: Aboriginal Art’
- ‘Torres Strait Islanders’ Arts’

Cunard History:

- 'A Floating Hotel: The Glamorous Interiors of Cunard Liners in the Nineteenth Century'.
- 'The Magic of Crossing the Atlantic: Passengers' Experiences on the Great Cunard Liners'.
- 'Art at Sea: The Art Collection on Board Cunard's Queen Mary, 1936-67'.
- 'Cunard Through Photographs: A Look Around Cunard Ships of Yesteryear Through Photographic Records'.
- 'Cruisewear Collections: Fashion at Sea on Cunard Liners Through the Decades'.

Other:

- 'Sculpture at Sea: Carved Ships' Figureheads'
- 'Too Good to Eat: Food in Art'
CRUISE HISTORY / EXPERIENCE
ADDITIONAL CRUISE EXPERIENCE

AZAMARA CLUB CLUB CRUISES
Azamara Journey - December 2013 from Singapore to Burma, South East Asia ending in Hong Kong.
Azamara Quest- 22 December 2014 from Singapore to China, Philippines, Brunei and ending in Hong Kong. 'New Years in Hong Kong Voyage'.
Azamara Journey - 23 December 2017 from Hong Kong to Vietnam and ending in Singapore.

CELEBRITY
Celebrity Summit- 03 July 2016 New Jersey, USA to Bermuda round trip.
RECENT PAST CRUISES COMPLETED
The following recent Cruise History has been recorded for this candidate.
SHIP REF CRUISE DESCRIPTION NIGHTS SAILING FROM DEPARTURE DATE
Queen Elizabeth Q835 Canary Islands Celebration 12 Southampton Monday, December 17, 2018
Viking Sun SU180714 Viking Homelands 14 Bergen Saturday, July 14, 2018
Viking Star ST170410 Mediterranean Odyssey 12 Venice Monday, April 10, 2017
Viking Star ST161217 West Indies Explorer 10 San Juan Saturday, December 17, 2016
Viking Sea SE160823 Mediterranean Odyssey 12 Venice Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Viking Star ST150822 Mediterranean Odyssey 12 Barcelona Saturday, August 22, 2015