Faculty of ArtsAustralian Institute of Art History

Dr Gene Sherman

Dr Gene Sherman AM

Dr Gene Sherman AM (PhD, University of Sydney, 1981) is Chairman and Executive Director of Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, a philanthropic organisation dedicated to the public exhibition of significant contemporary art from Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East. From 1986-2007 she was Director and Proprietor of Sherman Galleries. Dr Sherman is currently Adjunct Professor, College of Fine Arts (COFA), Deputy Chair of the National Portrait Gallery Board, an Asialink Asia Literacy Ambassador, and a member of the Art & Australia magazine Advisory Board, the Tate Asia-Pacific Acquisitions Committee and the International Association of Art Critics. The Foundation is a member of CIMAM, the International Committee of ICOM for Museums and Collections of Modern Art. Dr Sherman's former Board appointments include the Bundanon Trust (1995-2002), the Powerhouse Museum (1994-2001) and Deputy Chair of the Power Institute Council at The University of Sydney (1996-2006). She regularly lectures to a wide range of institutions on topics such as gallery management, the art of collecting, philanthropy, private foundations and contemporary Japanese fashion.

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