Even after a rounded career in the art world — curator, writer, gallerist — there were still surprises for Emily when she became an art adviser. ‘I had to be more savvy about the market,’ she says; for the first time, art had to be assessed monetarily as well as aesthetically. Her clients clearly think she’s savvy, representing both individuals and foundations as she does, including Miel de Botton’s Berrydown Foundation and its new sculpture park (opening late 2015). Foundations need advice on more than just pictures: Emily has to talk about education, display, charity and more. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop her from what she sees as her primary role: ‘An art adviser is a cultural interpreter.’ If she could steal one work, it would be one of Richard Serra’s gigantic steel sculptures, ‘something between a mausoleum and a house’.