From My City has collaborated and is collaborating with several creative experts. Some of them appear on this page.
Lydia Bauman is an internationally recognised landscape painter and art historian. She has lectured largely for adult audiences at the Tate Gallery, the National Portrait Gallery and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as the National Gallery in London where she works as a guide. She has had around 30 solo exhibitions in the UK and abroad with numerous private and corporate buyers including Gordon Ramsey and the Dorchester.
Following her Masters at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London, Arianne Levene worked at Sotheby’s, UBS Wealth Management in Art Banking, and for Lord Rothschild before becoming a Contemporary Art Advisor. In 2006 she opened an Art Advisory Service called New Art World, with an expertise in Chinese, South Asian, Middle Eastern, and Iranian art. She has curated numerous exhibitions including a major retrospective of Rashid Rana’s oeuvre at the Musée Guimet in Paris.
Akemi Solloway Tanaka is a descendant of an old samurai family and grew up immersed in the traditional arts and culture of Japan. She currently lives in Richmond and splits her time between the UK and Japan. She is a professional lecturer and consultant of Japanese culture, and leads study tours in Japan each spring and autumn. She is an expert in Japanese etiquette and customs.