Tim Roberts appointed as HGRC Visiting Fellow

Tim Roberts appointed as HGRC Visiting Fellow

The HGRC is delighted to welcome its new Visiting Fellow, Tim Roberts. Tim is a specialist in Australian art heritage, decorative arts and material culture to 1945 and is an experienced researcher and guest speaker. He is the President of the Queensland Professional Historians Association.
Tim’s project, Picturing the North: Representing Queensland before 1859, is the first major exploration of the art and artists of pre-separation Queensland. This project seeks to create an index of artworks created before 1859 that depict the people, places and events in the geographical region now known as Queensland; uncover biographical details of the artists that created the works; and provide a historical context to frame the art heritage during this formative period of Queensland’s development.
On completion, Picturing the North will feature as a project on the Harry Gentle Resource Centre website.

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