||The outsider : a portrait of Ursula Hoff / Colin Holden.
Brack, John, 1920-1999
||North Melbourne, Vic. : Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2009.
|| xx, 275 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), portraits, facsims, notes, bib., index, hbk ; 25 cm.
||If this is an art book, it is one with a difference. It gives a unique personal dimension to Ursula Hoff (1909-2005), a German Jewish scholar who migrated to Melbourne in 1939. The first individual with professional qualifications in art history and curatorship to be employed in an art gallery or museum in Australia, she made a distinguished contribution to the National Gallery of Victoria. Not a full biography. The Outsider is an intimate close-up, that brings her and part of Gallery collections to life in a new and exciting - sometimes unsettling - way.
Hoff, Ursula, 1909-2005
National Gallery of Victoria (Southbank, Vic.)
Art museum directors
Art and artists
||9781921509278 (hbk.) 1921509279
Cover painting: "Portrait of Dr Ursula Hoff" by John Brack.