Dr Angela Philp
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School of Creative Arts
The University of Newcastle, Australia
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I completed my PhD on 'Museums and the Public Sphere in Australia: between rhetoric and practice' at ANU. I have extensive experience in art and social history museums, a strong background in visual arts history and practice, and a long history of involvement in public art events and programs. I have also been involved in editing and indexing academic books and reports, both at AIATSIS and for individuals at ANU. I am also a Commonwealth Approved Art Valuer for Australian art (including Aboriginal art from 1975) and International art.
Education: B.A. Hons (Fine Arts), University of Sydney 1975; Dip. Ed (Art) 1977; M.A.Hons (First Class) Fine Arts, University of Sydney, 1988 (thesis on the Sydney Society of Women Painters, 1910 – 1934); PhD (Interdisciplinary Cross-Cultural Research), Humanities Research Centre, ANU, 2006.
Past employment includes being Inaugural Director of the Canberra Museum and Gallery; Director, Nolan Gallery; Lecturer in Art History/Theory at the Canberra School of Art; Lecturer, then Senior Lecturer in Education at the National Gallery of Australia in Canberra; and teaching art in Sydney secondary schools.
- PhD, Australian National University, 2006
- Master of Arts (Honours), University of Sydney, 1989
- Graduate Diploma in Education, Sydney Teachers College, 1978
- Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney, 1975
- art and its institutions
- contemporary museological theory
My research interests include art and its institutions, contemporary museological theory, museum history, Australian social history, Australian women artists, public art, and all aspects of Australian and International contemporary art (including Aboriginal art, in which I received a solid grounding from my experience at the National Gallery and subsequently, through my involvement with Indigenous artists in exhibitions, special projects and acquisitions for public collections, as well as through my PhD studies).
Fields of Research
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Body relevant to professional practice.
- Member - Foundation, Newcastle Region Art Gallery
- Australian social history
- Australian women artists
- museum history
- public art