Associate Professor Linda Rose Tyler


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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Linda Tyler is the David and Corina Silich Associate Professor in Museums and Cultural Heritage.She teaches ARTHIST 734 Art Writing and Curatorial Practice, an Honours level paper in the Art History Department and supervises research students in Art History and Museums and Cultural Heritage. Her MA thesis at the University of Canterbury in Art History in 1986 was about the New Zealand architecture and planning of émigré architect Ernst Plischke (1903-1992).

Research | Current

  • Feminist art and New Zealand women artists
  • Curatorial histories in museums and art galleries in New Zealand
  • Interrelationships between science and art in nineteenth century New Zealand
  • The influence of the Bauhaus on mid-twentieth century art and design in New Zealand


Teaching | Current

  • Curatorial studies
  • Architectural history
  • New Zealand art history

Postgraduate supervision

B.A. (Hons):

Francis McWhannell, Giving the indigenous subject agency in recent exhibitions of nineteenth century Australian photography, 2016.

Maria Constanza Labre Odde, The implications of the educational turn in curating exhibitions, 2016.

Gemma Mansell, Peggy Guggenheim's fellow travellers: collecting American modernism in mid twentieth century Venice, 2016.

Becky Hemus, Sorawit Songsataya, 2017.


2017 Jessica Douglas, Piecing the Parts Together: the art and life of Anne Hamblett (1915-1993) 

2018 Hannah Burgoyne, The Third Space: ambiguity in the art of Graham Fletcher


Andrew McKay, Masters of Heritage Conservation, Preserving a legacy: An analysis of the role and function of the Mackelvie Trust Board, 1885 – 2010, 2018


Associate Emerita of the Auckland War Memorial Museum

Associate of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa


Convenor of Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of Auckland.


Areas of expertise

New Zealand art, design and architecture history.

Modernisms - Bauhaus design and international style architecture.

Feminist art histories.

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Member of the International Committee on Museums (ICOM)
  • New Zealand representative of the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Tyler, L. R. (2012). Interpreting indigenous art in university collections. University Museums and Collections Journal, 5, 83-88. Berlin, Germany: International Committee for University Museums and Collections. 10.18452/8725

Contact details

Alternative contact

Gus Fisher Gallery 099236646

Office hours

Tuesdays 9am-12pm in Arts 2 (Building 207, Room 507)

Primary office location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
New Zealand

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