Jim Harris is an art historian and Andrew W Mellon Foundation Teaching Curator in the University Engagement Programme of the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in the University of Oxford. His academic research focuses on late medieval and early Renaissance sculpture, in particular its materials, techniques and surfaces.
Before Oxford, Jim studied and taught at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where received his BA and MA, and his PhD for a dissertation on the polychrome sculpture of Donatello and where he was Caroline Villers Research Fellow in Conservation. In a previous life he worked as an actor and musician, after training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Jim lives in London and watches cricket.