Professor Ian McLean

Professor Ian McLean
Professor Ian McLean

Professor Ian McLean

Hugh Ramsay Chair of Australian Art History, The University of Melbourne

Ian McLean has published extensively on Australian art and particularly Indigenous art. Since the late eighteenth century the Australian colonies have been a privileged site of Enlightenment endeavours in science, art and literature – as Bernard Smith convincingly discussed in European Vision and the South Pacific (1960). As a student of Smith, Ian's research has consistently explored the shadow of the Enlightenment in Australia and its histories.

Email: i.mclean@unimelb.edu.au