Anna is a PhD researcher working on clothing in Renaissance Prague. She's based in Cambridge, where she also completed her BA and MPhil in History. Anna's thesis uses dress and jewellery to explore how daily life in Prague changed during the ‘consumer revolution’ of the Renaissance. In her approach, she uses life writing in order to foreground the material lives of ‘ordinary’ people of the city. Outside of her work, she's interested in the boundaries between history and fiction. Anna has written on the arts for Review 31 and The StillPoint Journal. She can be contacted at email@example.com or on Twitter at @annaparker_
The Albertina’s current exhibition of Renaissance master Albrecht Dürer includes much of his celebrated work, but its the sketches and watercolours found in his personal archives that impress the most, writes Anna Parker.