Faculty of ArtsAustralian Institute of Art History

Professor Gerard Vaughan

Dr Gerard Vaughan AM, Deputy Chair

Gerard Vaughan is the Gerry Higgins Professorial Fellow, attached to the Australian Institute of Art History. He is a graduate of Melbourne University,  and subsequently undertook doctoral studies at Oxford under the supervision of Francis Haskell. From 1994-9 he served as inaugural Director of the British Museum Development Trust,  returning to Melbourne in 1999 to become Director of the National Gallery of Victoria, from which he retired last year. He has had a lifelong interest in the history of taste and art collecting, both private and institutional, and is currently preparing a history of private art collecting in Australia for Melbourne University Press.

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