Welcome to the website of Jayne Shrimpton

UK-based professional dress historian, portrait specialist and 'photo detective’ since the 1980s.

Jayne is uniquely qualified in her field, having completed a BA (Hons) degree in History and a MA degree in the History of Dress (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London), followed by seven years' dedicated work experience as Curatorial Assistant at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

A freelance consultant and educator since the 1990s, Jayne is internationally known as an author, columnist and speaker within the genealogy and social history arenas. She also provides a unique picture dating/analysis service for family historians, local groups and commercial clients.