Marian Campbell, M.A., F.S.A. is a specialist in enamels, jewellery and the decorative
arts of the middle ages, and in base and precious metalwork of all periods. For much
of her career she was on the staff of the Victoria & Albert Museum, latterly as Senior
Curator of Metalwork. Her books include Medieval European Jewellery (2009),
Marcy, oggetti d’arte, co-authored with Claude Blair (2009), Decorative Ironwork
(1997), and Medieval Enamels (1983). She has contributed to many major exhibition
catalogues, notably Gothic art in England (V&A 2002) and The Age of Chivalry (Royal
Academy 1987-8). She now lectures and writes, most recently on ‘Sacred Silver and
metalwork’ in Buckfast Abbey-a history (published 2017), and ‘Metalwork in Durham
Cathedral’, for the Durham Cathedral History (published 2015). Her current research
focuses on three areas, medieval Limoges enamels found in England, European
goldsmiths’ work in the middle ages, and the world of collecting, dealing, and faking
in nineteenth-century Paris and London. She is a Freeman of the Worshipful
Company of Ironmongers.
This role is not remunerated. This reappointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments. The process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as including holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Marian has made no such declarations.