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David Alan Robertson

David Alan Robertson, museum director, educator. Penfield fellow University Pennsylvania, Vienna, Austria, 1981-1982, Kress fellow Kress Foundation, London, 1976, Vienna, 1980. Member Association Art Museum Directors, American Association Museum(peer reviewer accreditation and museum assess program), College Art Association, Association Academic Museum and Galleries (president since 2008), Task Force on College and University Museum (co-chair).

Background

  • Robertson, David Alan was born on October 10, 1950 in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States. Son of Roy Victor and Mary Jane (Buford-Threlkeld) Robertson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in English, University Missouri, 1973. Master of Arts in Art History, University Missouri, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in Art History, University Pennsylvania, 1983.

    Career

    • Museum assistant University Missouri Museum, Columbia, 1975-1976. Research assistant Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1976. Curatorial assistant Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977-1978.

      Teaching fellow University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1978-1981. Staff supervisor Rosenbach Museum and Library., 1980-1982. Director Dickinson College, Carlisle, 1982—2002, University Oregon, Museum Art, 1996—2000, Loyola University, D'Arcy Gallery, 1992—1996.

      Associate director Smart Museum, University Chicago, 2000—2002. Ellen Philips Katz director Mary and Leigh Block Mus Art Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, since 2002, lecturer art history department, since 2003. Fulbright professor University Munich, Germany, 1989-1990.

      Member selection committee Fulbright Commission, Bonn, Germany, 1989. Grant reviewer Institute Museum Services, Washington, 1989-1991.

    Membership

    Member Association Art Museum Directors, American Association Museum(peer reviewer accreditation and museum assess program), College Art Association, Association Academic Museum and Galleries (president since 2008), Task Force on College and University Museum (co-chair).

    Connections

    • father: Roy Victor Robertson
    • mother: Mary Jane (Buford-Threlkeld) Robertson
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    Born October 10, 1950
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      University Missouri
    • 1976
      University Missouri
    • 1983
      University Pennsylvania
    • 2002
      associate, director Smart Museum
    • 1975 - 1976
      Museum assistant, University Missouri Museum
      Columbia, Missouri, United States
    • 1976
      research assistant, Victoria and Albert Museum
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1977 - 1978
      curatorial assistant, Yale Center for British Art
      New Haven, Connecticut, United States
    • 1978 - 1981
      teaching fellow, University Pennsylvania
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1980 - 1982
      staff supervisor Rosenbach Museum and Library
    • 1982 - 2002
      director, Dickinson College
      Carlisle, Kentucky, United States
    • 1992 - 1996
      director, Dickinson College
    • 1996
      director, Dickinson College
    • 2002
      Ellen Philips Katz director, Mary and Leigh Block Mus Art Northwestern University
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
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