I have been working internationally with historic objects and cultural heritage for more than 20 years. Following my PhD in History of Science at Cambridge I held positions at the Chemical Heritage Foundation (now Science History Institute) in Philadelphia, PA; worked on the digital edition of Bess of Hardwick's correspondence at the University of Glasgow; and researched scientific manuscripts and introduced medical students to the history of their discipline at the Medical University of Vienna.
In 2013-14 I was the Munby Fellow in Bibliography at Cambridge University Library, and then launched a career as an antiquarian book specialist at one of the oldest antiquarian booksellers in London, Bernard Quaritch Ltd. Since 2018 I have been the co-founder and -owner of Type & Forme Rare Books & Manuscripts in Isaac Newton's hometown, Grantham.
I serve on the Council of the Bibliographical Society (UK) and am also a judge for the Rose Book Collecting Prize. Alongside my work with institutions and collectors I also write on book history and related subject.
IN THE MEDIA
Gates Cambridge website: https://www.gatescambridge.org/news/culture-detective
Fine Books & Collections: https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/blog/bright-young-booksellers-anke-timmermann
International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB): https://ilab.org/article/new-to-ilab-speaking-to-anke-timmermann-of-type-forme-and-why-rare-books-matter-to-a-younger-generation
Trinity College Dublin
University of Glasgow