One of Australia’s foremost experts in Japanese art and culture, she has over 20 years’ experience as a museum educator.
Ann holds degrees in Asian art and management from two US universities and from 1993 to 2015 was Senior Coordinator of Asian Programs for the Art Gallery of NSW. She speaks fluent Japanese and has led seven previous cultural tours to Japan, for the Art Gallery of NSW and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney. Ann is currently a curator at the Museum of Applied Arts and Science in Sydney, specialising in the Museum’s Asian collection. Ann played a key role in several of Australia’s most memorable exhibitions of Asian art and culture, including the highly-successful Buddha: radiant awakening held at the Art Gallery of NSW. As well as tour leading, Ann’s professional experience includes public lecturing and devising education programs relating to exhibitions.