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Anthea Gunn

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Dr Anthea Gunn is Senior Curator of Art at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. She completed a PhD in art history for her thesis ‘Imitation, Realism and Australian Art in 2010’ at the ANU. Her thesis considered the artists known as the ‘Imitation Realists’ in the 1960s and examined their work in the context of local, national and international art. She has worked as a social history curator at the National Museum of Australia (2008-13) and has published in the Journal of Australian Studies, the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art, Museum and Eyeline magazines, the Canberra Times and The Conversation, amongst others. She has worked on exhibitions including the Landmarks gallery and Glorious Days: Australia 1913 at the NMA and the online exhibition Art of Nation at the AWM. She has extensive experience commissioning major works of art and is currently leading a program to commission artists from the Asia-Pacific responding to the shared histories of conflict in the region.