Collection UQFL634 - Glenn Cooke Papers

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Glenn Cooke Papers


  • 1962-2019 (Creation)

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10 boxes, 9 albums.

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Biographical history

Glenn Cooke is an art historian, curator and collector. From 1981 to 2012 he was employed by the Queensland Art Gallery as an art researcher and curator. In this period he also curated exhibitions for other galleries and undertook independent research into visual artists and craftspeople associated with Queensland, focussing on their artistic output and the history of their works. He has published and presented extensively on aspects of Australian and English decorative arts and Queensland's visual art history. His personal collection of souvenir textiles is held by the State Library of Queensland.

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Glenn Cooke

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Personal diaries of Glenn Cooke and papers relating to Cooke's work as an historian and curator of Queensland visual art and crafts, including his research notes about particular artists and lists of their artworks, text and photographic slides for presentations, material relating to exhibitions curated by Cooke, and files documenting exhibitions held at private Queensland galleries. The collection also includes Cooke's own records of the Queensland branch of the Contemporary Art Society, and his personal collection of beverage bottle labels.

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Series arrangement imposed by Fryer Library

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright applies.

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  • English

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Created, JR, 20-Nov-2020
Revised, JR, 16-Jun-2022




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  • Box: UQFL634 Box 1
  • Box: UQFL634 Box 2
  • Box: UQFL634 Box 3
  • Box: UQFL634 Box 4
  • Box: UQFL634 Box 5
  • Box: UQFL634 Box 6
  • Box: UQFL634 Box 7
  • Box: UQFL634 Box 8
  • Box: UQFL634 Box 9
  • Box: UQFL634 Box 10
  • Album: UQFL634 Album 1
  • Album: UQFL634 Album 2
  • Album: UQFL634 Album 3
  • Album: UQFL634 Album 4
  • Album: UQFL634 Album 5
  • Album: UQFL634 Album 6
  • Album: UQFL634 Album 7
  • Album: UQFL634 Album 8
  • Album: UQFL634 Album 9