Jaynie Anderson

Professor Emerita Jaynie Anderson

  • Post Nominals: AM, FAHA
  • Fellow Type: Fellow
  • Elected to the Academy: 1999


Jaynie Anderson is Professor Emeritus in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne. She was Herald Chair of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne (1997-2014), and Foundation Director of the Australian Institute of Art History (2008-15).

She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities (FAHA) and a past president of the International Committee of Art History (2008-12), and the Comità Internationale de l’Histoire de l’Art (CIHA). In 2015 she received from the President of the Republic of Italy, a knighthood to become an Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia. She was educated at the University of Melbourne and Bryn Mawr College, Philadelphia, and was the first woman Rhodes Fellow at the University of Oxford.

She was made Member (AM) in the General Division of The Order of Australia in the 2021 Queens Birthday Honours List for her significant service to tertiary education, particularly to art history in Australia.

Her recent books include: The Invention of Melbourne. A Baroque Archbishop and a Gothic Architect (2009); The Life of Giovanni Morelli in Risorgimento Italy, Milan (2019).

Acknowledgement of Country

The Australian Academy of the Humanities recognises Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the traditional owners and custodians of this land, and their continuous connection to country, community and culture.