Amber is a regular public lecturer and has spoken at a wide range of institutions including the National Gallery, Tate Britain, BAFTA, British Museum, British Film Institute, The National Archives, Wellcome Collection, British Library, Institute for Contemporary Arts, Fashion & Textile Museum, National Maritime Museum, Science Museum, Museum of the Home, SHOWstudio, Stylist Live, the Institute of Historical Research & the Royal Academy of Arts.
She has programmed and hosted events for the Design Museum and she has a long-standing relationship with the V&A where she has conducted numerous ‘in conversation’ talks. She has interviewed design luminaries from the Royal College of Art to Savile Row, and is a seasoned host of panel discussions, from Cheltenham Literature Festival to the Royal Albert Hall. International speaking events include Fashion Forward Dubai, INSTART studio in Hangzhou, the Fashion for Action conference in Kyiv, Dallas Museum of Art, the Founder's Lecture at the Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne.
Amber is a former Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, and teaches cultural and historical studies at undergraduate and postgraduate level at London College of Fashion. As a Visiting Lecturer she has spoken at the Royal College of Art, NYU London, Royal School of Needlework, University for the Creative Arts, Northern School of Art, Central School of Speech and Drama, Polimoda Fashion School in Florence, and the Universities of Portsmouth, Plymouth, Brighton and Gothenburg, Sweden.
Part of the Shakespeare Lives celebrations for the British Council. Picture by Darya Nikitina
Opening the ‘Fashion on the Ration: 1940s Street Style’ exhibition at Imperial War Museum North
BAFTA at 70 Open Weekend, 29 April 2017 © Jamie Simmonds / BAFTA
‘Puttin’ on the Glitz’ sell-out event at the British Library’s Spring Festival
Chairing a panel with the ‘Fabulous Fashionistas’ as part of the ‘Mirror Mirror’ conference on representations of ageing
In Conversation with Wendy Dagworthy