Growing up in Berlin, Germany, it had always been my “dream” to study art-history – but: it would take 7 to 8 years to get my degree and it was – and still is – a “breadless” job! So I worked as a copy-writer in an advertising agency – an interesting, versatile profession. The fulfilment of my “dream” came closer when – after moving to England and my children at school all day – I was free to study art-history in London … first at the Study Centre for Fine and Decorative Arts (linked to the V & A where Patricia Fay had the idea to found NADFAS) and then at the Courtauld Institute where I received my BA Hons. Degree. A teaching spell at Surrey University deepened my knowledge, and then NADFAS/The Arts Society accepted me as a lecturer in 1990! My life changed … my hobby became my “job” – what a marvellous opportunity to pass on my enthusiasm for my subjects to so many art-lovers in Britain, Continental Europe, USA, South Africa and Australia! To top all this: from 2013 to 2019, I had the honour of being elected Chairman of The Dresden Trust, an organisation helping with the rebuilding of Dresden.