Terence Lane is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, and a former Senior Curator of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria. He has written widely on and organised numerous exhibitions of Australian and European fine and decorative arts. His publications, apart from exhibition catalogues, include "Decorative arts in the collections of the National Gallery of Victoria" (1980, contributing editor), "Krimper" (1987, with photographs by Marc Strizic), "Australians at home: a documentary history of Australian domestic interiors from 1788 to 1914" (1990, co-authored with Jessie Serle), and "Nineteenth century Australian art in the National Gallery of Victoria" (2003). He has advised on the restoration of several historic properties, and has been a member of various heritage bodies, including the Australiana Fund (supporting the Official Establishments in the ACT and Sydney). He was awarded the Centenary Medal (for services to Australian society and Australian art) in 2001, Life Membership of the NGV in 2007, the Manning Clark House National Cultural Award in 2007, and an OAM (for services to Australian art, particularly the fine and decorative arts) in 2014. He is a Governor of the NGV Foundation.