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educator , Museum director

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