UK Advisory Board Member

Olivia Fryman

Dr Olivia Fryman is currently Research Curator at Historic Royal Palaces. Prior to this she undertook her Masters degree in the History of Design at the Royal College of Art and the Victoria & Albert Museum, and in 2011 completed an AHRC collaborative doctoral award with Kingston University and Historic Royal Palaces. Her thesis was focussed on housekeeping in the royal bedchambers at Hampton Court Palace 1689-1737. Olivia’s research focusses on the material culture of the English court in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and in particular the decoration and maintenance of palace interiors. She also had a keen interest in the housekeepers at royal palaces and the domestic servants of the court.