BA Hons (Melb), MA Art History (The Courtauld Institute, London University)
Jane Clark (Maclean ’72) has a long established career in Arts spanning Curating, Art History and Arts Administration. Jane was Curator of Major Special Exhibitions and of Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria before becoming Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s in Australia. Since 2007, Jane has been the Senior Research Curator at MONA, the Museum of Old and New Art, in Hobart, Australia’s largest private museum..
After completing her Bachelor of Arts with Honours at the University of Melbourne, Jane continued her love of learning and passion in Art. She studied in both London and New York after receiving post-graduate awards and fellowships.
Jane has curated and co-curated many exhibitions including The Great 18th-Century Exhibition, Sidney Nolan: Landscapes & Legends, Violet Teague, Monanism and The Red Queen. She contributes many chapters and essays to Art publications and writes articles for journals including Australian Book Review, Art and Australia, The Burlington Magazine, and Journal of Arms and Armour.
A regular lecturer, Jane has educated audiences on Australian and international Art at the National Gallery of Victoria, University of Melbourne, Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Museums Australia, Museums Aotearoa (NZ) and the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society.
Based in Melbourne, Jane married David Maclean SC, a Melbourne barrister in 1994. Together they had two children – Patrick and Sylvia. When not curating, Jane enjoys gardening, reading, travelling, Pilates, Kayaking – and has completed the Murray Marathon one-day team relay three times.