About

Sarah Capes

After receiving a First-Class Honours degree in the History of Art at The University of St Andrews, Sarah obtained her Master’s in Curatorial Studies from The Courtauld Institute of Art, where her focus was on the history of collecting in Britain and the evolution of British taste.

Sarah has worked in curatorial positions within museums, as a researcher for a conservation studio, and in several Mayfair galleries, where she has dealt with everything from antiques and Old Master paintings to contemporary works.

Dana Malefakis

Dana received a Distinction in her Master’s degree from the University of Cambridge, where she focused on medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts. She previously received a First-Class Honours degree in the History of Art from The University of St Andrews. Dana has worked at a number of major museums, including the Guggenheim, the Neue Galerie and the Frick Collection.

At Talbot Capes Ltd, Dana is in charge of research and cataloguing, covering all works of art, furniture and sculpture. She also manages our client databases.

Pia Barbero

Pia received a Master’s degree in the History of Art from The Courtauld, where she focused on 19th-century paintings. She has gained comprehensive experience working at leading museums, galleries, and auction houses, including the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, and Sotheby’s and Christie’s in Madrid and London.

At Talbot Capes Ltd, she assists with cataloguing, research and communications. Pia speaks four languages fluently: English, Spanish, French, and Italian.

Bea Fomin

Bea graduated with a BA in the History of Art from The Courtauld, where her focus ranged from the art of medieval Spain to the work of Anni Albers. Bea has experience managing large Post-War and Contemporary collections, though her personal interest is in 18th and 19th century British art.

At Talbot Capes Ltd, Bea assists with research and inventory management.

Talbot Capes Fine Art Management is a member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), The Museums Association (MA), the UK Registrars Group (UKRG), and the Art Advisory Group (AAG).