The Centre for Art History and Art Theory is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr David Hansen to the position of Associate Professor. Dr Hansen is an internationally recognized expert in Australian art, especially of the colonial period, and early British art. He also has wide-ranging art museum and industry experience. His work includes the book and exhibition John Glover and the Colonial Picturesque, which won the Tasmania Prize in 2005, and his essay, ‘Seeing Truganini’, which was awarded the Alfred Deakin Prize at the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards and the Calibre Prize in 2010. He has received awards and grants from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven (both 2011), the Australia Council and the Gordon Darling Foundation. He was a Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia, 2004.
David will commence at the Centre on 1st December 2014 and will be teaching into the programs in art history and curatorship.