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Anna Nyburg

Anna Nyburg is an Honorary Lecturer at Imperial College London where she taught German, French and Italian for thirty years. Based on her PhD, her book Émigrés: The Transformation of Art Publishing in Britain was published by Phaidon in 2014. She is a committee member of the Research Centre for German and Austrian Exile Studies and in 2017, with director Robert Sternberg, produced the film Refuge Britain: Stories of Emigré Designers. She has contributed essays on the émigré designers and publishers to the Insiders/Outsiders anthology.

The Fashion Revolution: From Berlin to London
Nineteenth century Berlin was the creative centre for fashion and ready-to-wear clothing. Berlin’s clothing companies made modern apparel and developed new designs that were sold not only throughout Germany, but worldwide. But when Hitler came to power in 1933, the city’s mainly Jewish clothing industrialists were robbed, displaced or murdered, while their companies were ‘Aryanized’. What happened to those who escaped to Britain – and how did they revolutionise f...
Insiders / Outsiders
Insiders / Outsiders examines the extraordinarily rich contribution of refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe to the visual culture, art education and art-world structures of the United Kingdom. In every field, emigres arriving from Europe in the 1930s introduced a professionalism, internationalism and bold avant-gardism to a British art world not known for these attributes. At a time when the issue of immigration is much debated, Insiders / Outsiders serves as a remi...