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 (Cambridge University) and the David Murray book collecting prize (Glasgow University). Alongside my work with institutions and collectors I also write on book history and related subject.
IN THE MEDIA
Darwin Notebooks returned:
(see also my interview with the University Librarian Dr Jessica Gardner and the Director of the Darwin Correspondence Project Prof. Jim Secord in Fine Books & Collections: https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/issue/darwin-notebooks-and-letters-reunited-anniversary-year)
Why Rare Books Matter to a Younger Generation: https://ilab.org/article/new-to-ilab-speaking-to-anke-timmermann-of-type-forme-and-why-rare-books-matter-to-a-younger-generation
Gates Cambridge mentorship programme:
Trinity College Dublin
University of Glasgow