Myles Russell Cook

Curator of Indigenous Art, National Gallery of Victoria and Phd Candidate, University of Melbourne

Myles Russell-Cook is the Curator of Indigenous Art at the National Gallery of Victoria. Much of Myles' influence and inspiration comes from his maternal Aboriginal heritage in Western Victoria with connections into Tasmania and the Bass Strait islands.

Myles has lectured in Indigenous Studies, Art history and Design Anthropology and is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. His research looks at how the museum absorbs and decolonises its own complex history as both protector and plunderer through access, empowerment, and repatriation.

Experience

  • –present
    Curator, National Gallery of Victoria