Power Publications is very pleased to announce The Legacies of Bernard Smith: Essays on Australian Art, History and Cultural Politics, a co-publication from Power Publications in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW), supported by the AGNSW Society and the University of Melbourne.



Bernard Smith could rightly be called the founder of Australian art history. His influence on Australian cultural life was immense, from the publication of Place, Taste and Tradition in 1945 until his death in September 2011. Each of his publications nurtured an Antipodean view, whether art historical or anthropological, and opened up new fields in Australian scholarship.

The Legacies of Bernard Smith arises from a collaborative international conference convened in 2012 between the Universities of Melbourne and Sydney, and the AGNSW. It is the most significant work on Smith’s impact to date, with over twenty contributing authors, and examines his legacies in Australian art history, museology, Pacific art studies, Australian studies and Indigenous art. 



Professor Jaynie Anderson is Professorial Fellow in Art History and Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne. Her most recent work includes The Restoration of Renaissance Painting in mid Nineteenth-Century Milan: Giuseppe Molteni in Correspondence with Giovanni Morelli (2014).

Dr Christopher R. Marshall is Senior Lecturer in Art History at the University of Melbourne, and author of such works as From Altar to App: Displaying Devotion in the Contemporary Museum (2015).

Dr Andrew Yip is iGLAM Research Fellow at the National Institute for Experimental Arts. He is co-curator of the forthcoming AGNSW archive and collection exhibitions, Hidden War: stories from the trenches in the National Art Archive, and Mad through the darkness: Australian artists and the Great War (2015).



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