Faculty of ArtsAustralian Institute of Art History

Assoc. Professor Alison InglisAssoc. Professor Alison Inglis

Acting Director

Alison Inglis is a graduate of the Art History Department of The University of Melbourne. Alison teaches subjects on Art and Revolution: nineteenth-century Europe; Art, Markets and Materials; and museum studies (in particular issues in art museum management and art conservation). Alison has co-ordinated the MA Art Curatorship programme since 1995.

Her PhD thesis examined the work of the nineteenth-century artist, Sir Edward Poynter, focusing on his decorative work including public schemes in the South Kensington Museum, the Houses of Parliament, St Paul's Cathedral and domestic commissions. She has been co-curator of three exhibitions: Archaeology in 19th century art and design; the early collections of the State Library and National Gallery of Victoria; and works of William Morris in Victorian collections.

She has been and is now a member of several museum boards, including the Board of Heide Museum of Modern Art; the Management Committee of the Duldig Studio and the Donald Thomson Collection Committee of the Melbourne Museum.

Alison's current research projects include: the circulation of art within the British Empire; Scottish art in Australia; art and philanthropy in Australia; the cult of beauty in late nineteenth-century Britain; Victorian and Edwardian painted furniture; mosaic decoration in Australia; British Modern art in Australia.
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