Dr Chiara O'Reilly
BA Honours University of Sydney, Phd University of Sydney
Phone: +61 2 9351 4256
Location: Room 306, RC Mills A26
Dr Chiara O’Reilly has been involved with exhibitions and projects at the Historic Houses Trust of NSW, National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of NSW. She has extensive teaching experience across the university sector. She is the current Chair of the Museum Studies Program, and is responsible for teaching Exhibition Development, co-ordinating the academic component of the Internship program, and also teaches Museum in Context.
Her doctoral thesis dealt with the French Romantic Landscape painter Paul Huet (1803-1869) and considered Romantic ideas of human history and natural science, as well as the influence of literature on the depiction of landscape.
- Her current research interests are in the Nineteenth century history of exhibitions, the museums of Australia and Europe, the Paris Salon and the role of the Museum in shaping ideas of identity.
- Her areas of supervision include exhibition theory, development and history of museums, French and Australian Museums as well as ideas of landscape and preservation.
- ‘L’histoire dans le paysage. Paul Huet et le château de Pierrefonds’ in La Revue des Musées de France. Revue du Louvre, 1 Feb 2007, pp 69-74.
- Translator – Catalogue entries and artist biographies, in French Paintings from the Musée Fabre, Montpellier, exh cat., Michel Hilaire, Jörg Zutter and Olivier Zeder eds., National Gallery of Austyralia, 2003
- ‘Notes on the artists – Louis Auguste de Sainson, Ernest Goupil, Louis Le Breton and the Natural History Artists’ in Lure of the Southern Seas. The Voyages of Dumont d’Urville 1826-1840, exh cat., Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales, 2002.
- Artist Biographies in Michelangelo to Matisse- Drawing the figure, exh cat., Terence Maloon and Peter Raissis eds., Art Gallery of New South Wales, 1999.