Dr. Anthony Shelton
Professor of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory; and former Director of the Museum of Anthropology, University of BC
Dr. Shelton was Director of MOA for seventeen years. A researcher, curator, teacher and administrator, Dr. Shelton’s interests include Latin American, Iberian and African visual cultures, Surrealism, the history of collecting, and critical museology. He has published extensively in the areas of visual culture, museology, the history of collecting, and the cultural history of Mexico. Before coming to UBC he held curatorial positions at the British Museum, the Royal Pavilion Art Gallery and Museum in Brighton, the Horniman Museum, London, and academic appointments at the University of Sussex, University College, London and the University of Coimbra. In 2016, he was honoured with the title of ‘Cavaleiro’ in the Brotherhood of Port Wine and received the Canadian Museums Association Award for Outstanding Achievement (Research / Cultural Heritage) for the exhibition Heaven, Hell and Somewhere In-Between: Portuguese Popular Art (2015).