Dr Anna Maria Barry is a writer, researcher and cultural historian. She works at the Royal College of Music Museum in London. Anna recently completed her PhD at Oxford Brookes University. Her thesis concerns the relationship between opera, art and literature in nineteenth-century Britain.

Anna writes regular features on history and the arts for a wide range of publications including BBC Music Magazine, BBC History Magazine, Who Do You Think You Are? MagazineCoast Magazine and Opera Magazine. She has curated several exhibitions, and has also worked as a researcher on a series of documentary films.