Robin Graeme NicholsonThe Frick

    Robin Nicholson has been director of the Frick in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania since September 2014, overseeing a five acre museum that includes the best-preserved Gilded Age mansion in America, a car and carriage museum, and an art museum with exceptional examples of Renaissance to nineteenth- century European paintings and European, American, and Chinese decorative arts. Previously he was deputy director for art and education and head of exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, where he oversaw many major exhibition projects including the multiyear collaboration with the Palace Museum, Beijing that culminated in October 2014 with the exhibition “Forbidden City: Imperial Treasures from the Palace Museum, Beijing.” Nicholson has led a number of other international collaborations, including working with museums in Russia, Italy, France, and the United Kingdom. Nicholson has published extensively on the art of the exiled Stuart Court in Paris and Rome in the eighteenth century. He has also served as cultural representative on the Presidential Bi-Lateral Commission on U.S.-Russia Relations and more recently presented at the State Department Cultural Property Advisory Committee on the extension of the China Memorandum of Understanding. He studied art history at Queen’s University, Canada and received an MA in art history from the University of Cambridge, England.

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