Professor Margaret Manion
Professor Emeritus in Art History
School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
Margaret Manion is Professor Emeritus in Art History at the University of Melbourne and internationally recognised Art Historian and Curator. She has published widely on Medieval and Renaissance liturgical and devotional works and helped produce the first census of Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in Australian and New Zealand collections. She was Herald Chair Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne from 1979 to 1995 and was the first woman to chair the University’s Academic Board in 1987. Since 1995, Manion has been an Emeritus Professor and visiting scholar at Newman College, University of Melbourne and was a foundation member for Australia of the Comité International d’Histoire de l’Art. She was also a foundation member of the Società di Storia della Miniatura, Italy, served for two terms as Foreign Advisor to the International Center of Medieval Art, New York, and is a Life Member of the National Gallery of Victoria. In 1989, Manion was awarded the Order of Australia for her contribution to the arts and education.