“I’ve written a short response to John Dyer’s most wonderful painting.
It is entirely entrancing, engrossing. It opens up new worlds…” Dea Birkett
DEA BIRKETT (born 1958) is a British writer, journalist, broadcaster and a former circus performer. She has written on social issues for The Guardian, Mail on Sunday and broadcasts for BBC Radio 4.
Dea is an experienced writer and broadcaster in the national media, and author of seven books including Serpent in Paradise & Off the Beaten Track. Dea also wrote Three Centuries of Women Travellers (with the National Portrait Gallery).
Her passions are the media, museums, travel and social issues, particularly those concerning people branded ‘bad’.
She is Creative Director of Many Rivers Films, an Emmy-nominated documentary film production company, making films that matter.
Dea is also the co-director of TextWorkshop, delivering writing workshops to museum and gallery professionals.
Dea is the Director of Kids in Museums, a charity which aims to increase access to Britain’s museums and galleries by encouraging them to adopt a family-friendly approach to their activity and practice. Dea is passionate about advocating the importance of museums in providing experiences, opportunities and ambitions to young people.