PROF Robyn Sloggett

PROF Robyn Sloggett


  • Art authentication and significance assessment as a tool in preservation and collection management
  • Conservation analysis for Art History
  • Conservation policy development
  • Cultural Materials Collections, development and policy
  • Cultural Materials Collections, philosophies and access
  • Cultural Materials Conservation
  • Indigenous collections (The Leonhard Adam Collection at the University of Melbourne)
  • Indigenous knowledge and cultural material culture
  • Materials and techniques of Australian artists
  • Scientific analysis of artwork
  • The Australian Synchrotron in Cultural Materials Analysis



  • Professor Robyn Sloggett AM holds the Cripps Foundations Chair of Cultural Materials Conservation and is Director of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. She has qualifications in Art History, Philosophy and Cultural Materials Conservation. As Director of the Grimwade Centre she manages the diverse conservation, teaching and research programs of the Centre. Robyn’s contribution to research and teaching has developed in both an academic and professional framework. Robyn’s research interests include programs in cultural materials conservation that focus on the materials and techniques of artists (particularly in Australia and South East Asia), ethical and philosophical issues in cultural materials conservation, and the development of scientific techniques for conservation.   

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Member of

  • Collections Committee of the Board of the State Library of Victoria. Member 2005 -
  • Arts Victoria Indemnification Committee. Chair 1999 -
  • ICOM-CC. Ordinary Member 1998 -
  • Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Material. Ordinary Member 1984 -
  • IIC (International Institute for Conservation). Ordinary Member 1999 - 2008
  • Museums Australia Magazine Editorial Board. Member 1997 - 2007
  • Museums Australia. Individual Member 2000 - 2006


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • AssDipMatCons, University of Canberra 1982
  • BA Hons Comb., University of Melbourne 1979

Awards and honors

  • The Strathcona Medal, Strathcona BGGS, 2016
  • Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal Presented to an individual who demonstrates a significant contribution to the protection of Australia’s heritage, Bathurst Regional Council, 2016
  • Member of the Order of Australia, AM, 2015
  • International Council of Museums Australia Award for International Relations fostering museum, conservation practice and professional development betw, International Council of Museums, 2014
  • AICCM ‘Award for Outstanding Research in the Field of Material Conservation’ for the leadership of the ARC 20th Century in Paint project, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials, 2013
  • Conservator of the Year Award 2004, Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials, 2004



Available for supervision

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