Madeleine holds an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, London and a BA (Hons) in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History from Somerville College, Oxford University. She has studied ancient languages including Latin, Ancient Greek and Ancient Egyptian.
Madeleine joined Bonhams in 2006 and was appointed Head of Department in 2010. She leads an experienced team of four, with additional access to a number of consultants who are specialists in their fields, focusing on two biannual auctions held in London. She travels extensively business-getting worldwide for these sales which are a major fixture in the global antiquities calendar.
She is an independent expert adviser for the UK Treasure Valuation Committee and was one of the valuers of the Staffordshire Hoard valued at £3.3million.