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All media enquiries should be directed to Martyn Cook, Director on (08) 8267 3677 or 0409 040 831. Alternatively you can email Martyn at


First Birthday

Posted on 01 June 2017

DAVID ROCHE MUSEUM CELEBRATES ITS FIRST BIRTHDAY WITH A FREE OPEN DAY Martyn Cook, Director, David Roche Museum Adelaide: The David Roche Foundation House Museum will celebrate its first birthday since opening to the public with a free Open Day on Saturday June 3.  Special guest will be His Excellency The Governor of South Australia,… 

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Kings, Queens & Courtiers

Posted on 27 April 2017

Adelaide, South Australia: The David Roche Foundation is opening a significant exhibition on Kings, Queens & Courtiers from the Roche collection. Monarchs and aristocrats of the 18th and 19th centuries were of abiding interest to David Roche – and this exhibition reflects his passion for selecting items of exceptional quality to add to his collection.… 

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Paul Keating opens new private museum

Posted on 03 June 2016

Paul Keating opens new private museum which houses one of the greatest decorative arts collections in Australia Adelaide, Australia: Today former Prime Minister, Paul Keating will open the new David Roche Foundation House Museum in Adelaide, a $5m purpose built museum which houses 3,000 magnificent pieces of decorative and fine art, spanning two centuries of… 

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New Private Museum

Posted on 23 February 2016

New Private Museum Set to Open Housing One of the Greatest Decorative Arts Collections in Australia “It is my greatest wish that one day my small Foundation be known internationally for its diversity and great quality, which we have strived so hard to achieve” – David Roche Adelaide, Australia: More than 3,000 magnificent pieces of… 

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New Curator Appointed

Posted on 01 October 2015

The Board of The David Roche Foundation announced today the appointment of Robert Reason as Senior Curator of The David Roche Foundation House Museum. Reason comes to the museum from the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) where he was curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts. With twenty years’ experience in the art profession,… 

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Current Exhibition

Galleries 1 to 3: Edo Style: Art of Japan (1615–1868)

Now on display at The David Roche Foundation is an exhibition of over 150 pieces of Japanese art from the Edo period, curated by guest curator Russell Kelty, Associate Curator, Asian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia. 

Edo was a place, a time period and a state of mind. The relative peace and prosperity of the Edo period (1615–1868) fostered a culture of creativity in urban centres defined by the diversions and pursuits of the style conscious merchant classes which contrasted with the conservative aesthetics of the ruling military elite. 


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