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Robin Robertson Salmon

Robin Robertson Salmon, museum curator, editor. Certified American Society Appraisers, 1999. Named Young Career Woman Business & Professional Women, 1977-1978, Career Woman of Year, 1989-1990; recipient Inaugural Brookgreen Culture award, Brookgreen Gardens, 2005; research fellow Waccamaw Center History & Cultural Studies, Coastal Carolina University, since 1993.


  • Salmon, Robin Robertson was born on March 18, 1952 in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. Daughter of Homer Hoyt and Elsie Rose (Garvin) Robertson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University South Carolina, 1973. Master of Arts, University South Carolina, 1973. Postgraduate, University South Carolina, Conway, 1982.

      Graduate Museum Management Institute, University California, Berkeley, 1992.


    • Historian & archivist Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, 1975—1997, editor publication, 1978—1996, vice president academic affairs, current collections, 1990—1995, vice president collections, curator of sculpture, since 1995. Sculpture consultant South Carolina State Museum, Columbia, 1984. Member founding committee Georgetown (South Carolina) County Arts Council, 1987-1988.

      Regional advisor South Carolina Arts Commission, Columbia, 1987. Developer museum education programs, 1981. Advisor United States Mint, State Quarters Project & medallic art projects, since 2002.

      Advisor South Carolina ETV Art Website for Schools, since 2002. Board directors South Carolina Arts Alliance, since 2006.

    Major achievements

    • Certified American Society Appraisers, 1999.



    Party affiliation: Republican


    Member South Carolina Abandoned Cultural Property Board, 1992, South Carolina Save Outdoor Sculpture Project advisory board, 1993. Member American Association Museum (Southeast museum conference, education committee, chair SEMC curators committee since 1993), National Sculpture Society (board directors 1996-2006, editorial board Sculpture Review magazine, since 1996, member exhibitions committee, since 1997, chair exhibitions committee, 1997-2004, since 2006, advisory board directors, since 2006, Allied Professional member, 1991, Sculpture House Annual award, 2007), South Carolina Federation Museum.


    • Married Timothy Dane Salmon, December 1, 1979 (divorced 1990). 1 child, Alexander Robertson. Married J. Grover Shuler, March 8, 1997.
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    Born March 18, 1952
    (age 65)
    • 1973
      University South Carolina
    • 1973
      University South Carolina
    • 1982
      University South Carolina
    • 1992
      University California
    • 1975 - 1997
      Historian & archivist Brookgreen Gardens
      Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
    • 1978 - 1996
      Historian & archivist Brookgreen Gardens