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The Australian National University

Professor Helen Ennis

Director, Centre for Art History and Art Theory
ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Areas of expertise

  • Lens Based Practice 190503
  • Art Criticism 190101
  • Art Theory 190103
  • Art History 190102
  • Art Theory And Criticism 1901

Research interests

Photography, histories of photography, art history, visual arts, biography, death studies, museology and curatorship.


Helen was Curator of Photography at the National Gallery of Australia from 1985-92 and joined the Art Theory Workshop at ANU School of Art in 1996. She took on the role of the Director of the Centre for Art History and Art Theory in 2014 and was appointed the Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History in 2014. She is a Fellow of the Academy of the Humanities.


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Updated:  23 March 2018 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers