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Lars Tharp,


Sarah Burles portrait
Sarah Burles portrait

Lars Tharp, MA, FSA, is a Danish-born art historian, lecturer and broadcaster who is particularly well known for his work on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow, as well as Hidden Treasures and Art of the Baroque. A former Director of the Foundling Museum, Lars is a ceramics specialist who has curated or overseen exhibitions at the York Art Gallery and the Foundling Museum.

Lars is the author of several works including Hogarth's China and the Little Brown Encylopedia of Antiques (with Paul Atterbury), as well as a regular column on The Scandinavian magazine. He returns frequently to his native Copenhagen; in 2005, with author Michael Rosen, he recorded a bicentenary programme on Hans Christian Andersen for the BBC, and advised Michael Palin on his award-winning BBC documentary The Mystery of Vilhelm Hammershøi.