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Burke, Joseph

    Image Credit: Art Historiography

    Full Name: Burke, Joseph

    Gender: male

    Date Born: unknown

    Date Died: unknown

    Home Country/ies: Australia

    Subject Area(s): museums (institutions)

    Career(s): founders (originators)


    In 1946, with sponsorship from Sir Keith Murdoch, the Herald Chair of Fine Arts was founded at the University of Melbourne. Burke was its first appointee field of expertise was English 18th-century art. Burke collected a significant group of scholars around him, including Bernard Smith, the first Australian art historian, and Franz Philipp, a German Jewish refugee from Vienna and Ursula Hoff, who held a part-time position as a visiting lecturer in this new department.


    Anderson, Jaynie. “Ursula Hoff: Intellectual who left her imprint.” The Australian January 20, 2005. p. 12


    "Burke, Joseph." Dictionary of Art Historians (website).

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