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Alison Inglis

Associate Professor
Victorian Art
art museums
History of Conservation
artists’ interviews
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Alison Inglis

Primary Interest
Nineteenth Century British Art and Design
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Alison Inglis


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

She researches and publishes in the area of nineteenth-century British art and museum studies. Her experience in the field of curatorial studies is reflected in her current membership of several museum boards (see below) and her appointment as an Emeritus Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria. Alison's current research projects include: British and Colonial portraits in the National Gallery of Victoria; Australian art exhibitions 1968-2009; Scottish art in Australia; art and philanthropy in Australia; the circulation of art within the British Empire. Alison has held the following administrative positions in the University of Melbourne: Discipline Head of Art History (2008-09); Deputy Head, School of Culture and Communication (2007); Associate Dean, Development, Faculty of Arts (2005-07). Membership of cultural, educational and public boards and committees: 2010 - Member of Charles Darwin University Art Advisory Board 2010-2011 - Member of the Copland Foundation Scholarship Sub-Committee 2006 - Member of Board of Directors, Heide Museum of Modern Art 2005 - Member of Committee of Management, The Duldig Studio 1998 - Member of Donald Thomson Collection Committee, Museum Victoria/Uni of Melb 1995-2004 - Council of Trustees, National Gallery of Victoria 1995-2003 - Board of Management, Trinity College, Melbourne Membership of School, Faculty and University Committees 2013 - Member of Australian Centre Board 2012 - Member of the University’s Indigenous Cultural Collections Advisory Group 2011 - Member of University’s Works of Art Advisory Group 2008 - Member of the University Archives Advisory Board Membership of Editorial Boards, Publication and Conference Committees: 2013 - National Organising Committee, AAANZ annual conference. 2009-10 - National Organising Committee, Museums Australia Conference. 2009 - Co-convenor, British Empire and Visual Culture symposium, Art History and Australian Centre, University of Melbourne. 2005-08 - Member of Academic Committee, CIHA Conference 2007-2010 - University of Melbourne Collections magazine advisory committee Current Curatorial work 2014 - For Auld Lang Syne: Images of Scottish Australia from First Fleet to Federation, with Patricia Macdonald, Art Gallery of Ballarat, April – July 2014.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


Emeritus Trustee

National Gallery of Victoria





Associate Professor

Culture And Communication


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts

University of Melbourne