Professor John Holmes

John Holmes is Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture at the University of Birmingham. He is an expert on the architecture of the Museum and its place in Victorian art and science. He has worked extensively with the Museum to draw out its heritage as one of the most imaginative and exciting works of both the Gothic Revival and the Pre-Raphaelite movement, and to realise this legacy in art and poetry today. More widely, he works on the relationship between literature, science and the arts over the last two hundred years, with particular interest in evolution, ecology and museums.