What’s your best holiday memory?

Visiting the original site of the Barnes Foundation in Merion, Pennsylvan­ia. The art collection moved to Philadelph­ia in 2012, but the gardens, originally cared for by Albert Barnes’s wife Laura, remain spectacula­r. It was the height of summer, so all the flowers were in bloom and full of scent, the lush greenery of the foliage highlighte­d against a cobalt-blue sky. I remember thinking I hadn’t ever seen colours that vivid before…

Although Matthew has spent the majority of his career in lifestyle print media, he remains an art historian at heart – which means that when he’s not behind his keyboard, you can find him at a gallery, in an art theory seminar or excavating new research for his PhD. For this issue, he explored the beginnings of an exciting new South African art project, the Grootbos Florilegiu­m (page 190).

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