Philippa was The Harley Foundation’s Curatorial Advisor for many years and is a leading authority on all aspects of historic silver plate and the history of dining. Her boundless enthusiasm combined with a deep academic knowledge of her subject makes her a compelling guide to The Portland Collection’s incredible silver.

Philippa was formerly Chief Curator of the Metal, Silver and Jewellery Department of the Victoria and Albert Museum.  She has written many books and has recently been an adviser to the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art.  She is a Trustee of the Art Fund and the Museum of Freemasonry.