Robert joined TDRF as Senior Curator in 2015 and was appointed Museum Director in June 2019. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading decorative arts authorities with over twenty years’ experience in the art profession. Robert has curated significant exhibitions and published extensively for the Art Gallery of South Australia and TDRF.
He is a member of the Australiana Society; Australian Museums & Galleries Association; The Adelaide Society of Collectors; and the National Trust of Australia (SA). Robert was previously on the Board of Craft Australia (2008-12).
Robert holds a BA and MA (Art History) from the University of Auckland and a PGDip. Art Curatorship and Museum Management from the University of Melbourne.