Director of the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation and Professor in Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne
Professor Robyn Sloggett AM 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. These programs include responsibility for the conservation of the cultural collections of the University of Melbourne and the provision of a large program for external clients with specialist expertise in painting, frame, paper, objects and textiles conservation. The Grimwade Centre also delivers a comprehensive graduate program in conservation including Special Certificate, Masters by Coursework and PhD programs.
Robyn’s contribution to research and teaching has developed in both an academic and professional framework. Her research collaborations have resulted in over 23 competitive research grants and 17 successful ARC projects. 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. Robyn was awarded the 2016 Bathurst Macquarie Heritage Medal.