Associate Professor Robert Gaston

Associate Professor and Principal Fellow
School of Culture and Communications, University of Melbourne

Robert W. Gaston is Associate Professor and Principal Fellow in Art History at the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne. He took his Ph.D. at the Warburg Institute, University of London. He was Assistant Professor in Art History at Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania, and lectured in Art History and Theory of Art at Melbourne and La Trobe Universities. He taught for the University Professors Program at Boston University.  Gaston has been Hanna Kiel Fellow and Lila Wallace Visiting Professor at the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Villa I Tatti, Florence, and Samuel H. Kress Senior Research Fellow at C.A.S.V.A., the National Gallery of Art, Washington D. C. In 1988 he edited Pirro Ligorio Artist and Antiquarian for Villa I Tatti, and in 1989 published with Peter Tomory European Paintings Before 1800 in Australian and New Zealand Public Collections. He was appointed Membro della Commissione Nazionale per l’Edizione Nazionale delle Opere di Pirro Ligorio, Rome, in 2012. He published Pirro Ligorio, Libro dei fiumi, dei fonti e dei laghi antichi. Napoli. Vol. 9, Rome, De Luca, in 2015, and was Research Director and editor for I Tatti (with Louis Waldman) of San Lorenzo: A Florentine Church, Harvard University Press, 2017. He was a founding committee member of the Art Association of Australia in 1974 and served as President in 1994.

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