Tim Spall as JMW Turner in ‘Mr. Turner’ © Thin Man Films Ltd, photo credit Simon Mein.

Jacqueline is an experienced historical and art historical advisor, consultant, researcher and editor. Here is a selection of current and recent projects:

Thin Man Films

Consultant historian on Mike Leigh’s forthcoming major feature film on the 1819 Peterloo Massacre (filming 2017).

Number 9 Films

Historical Advisor for forthcoming Colette biopic (in development).

Wilton’s Music Hall

The John Wilton History Room at Wilton's Music Hall © Quentin Colville

The John Wilton History Room at Wilton’s Music Hall © Quentin Colville

Consultant historian & curatorial adviser on the new John Wilton History Room (display space and exhibition gallery) which opened on 14 September 2015, and Graces Alley Mural Project (Spring 2016).

'Champagne Charlie' banner in the John Wilton History Room, Wilton's Music Hall © Quentin Colville

‘Champagne Charlie’ banner in the John Wilton History Room, Wilton’s Music Hall © Quentin Colville

National Trust, Petworth House

Guest curator of the exhibition ‘Mr. Turner – an exhibition’ 10 January 2015 – 11 March 2015

A major art exhibition inspired by Mike Leigh’s award-winning film, Mr. Turner, filmed in part at Petworth House and Park. Featuring over 30 pieces on loan from major collections, props and costume from the film as well as a selection of Timothy Spall’s drawings and paintings produced in preparation for his award-winning role as JMW Turner.

Thin Man Films

Consultant historian and art historian on Mike Leigh’s award-winning feature film ‘Mr. Turner’ (2014).

“Building on the achievement of his previous 19th-century venture, Topsy Turvy, Leigh and his team offer another detailed picture of the English past – with credit due to the achievements of production designer Suzie Davies, costume designer Jacqueline Durran and researcher Jacqueline Riding… Moving, scholarly and serious as it is, Mr. Turner may be the most entertaining art biopic yet made – a grand canvas of inexhaustible riches.” Jonathan Romney, Screen Daily, 16 May 2014.

National Trust, Nostell Priory and Park, Yorkshire.


Author of new guidebook for the house, collections, gardens and parkland (2015)

Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

Consultant for online Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646-1723) Catalogue Raisonné 

Historic Royal Palaces

Advisor to the Head of Interpretation for the new interpretation scheme at Kensington Palace (William III and Mary II) and Hampton Court Palace (George II) (2012). Consultant on ‘Secrets of the Royal Bedchamber’ exhibition at Hampton Court Palace (2013).

Tate National

Research and programme co-ordinator for the ‘Art and the Sublime’ Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project based at Tate Britain. Coordinated and edited web content and produced on historic and contemporary responses to the sublime including ‘James Ward and Gordale Scar’, ‘John Constable and Salisbury Cathedral’, ‘JMW Turner and Staffa’ and ‘Bill Viola’. To view the films click here.

The Attingham Trust

The Trust is an international organisation dedicated to the study of the Country House and Collections. In 2010 Jacqueline was co-Director of the London Houses Programme, a new six-day course on the history and development of the London House from the Medieval period to the 20th century.