Melbourne-based cultural materials conservator Rosie H. Cook has a long history of engagement with art and culture. Building upon a French Baccalaureate in the History of the Arts, Rosie studied Chinese and Art History at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies. After her 2006 BA in the History of Art and Archaeology of Africa and Asia, Rosie continued to study, work and travel in the Asia-Pacific region, living in China, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Australia. In 2016 she graduated from the University of Melbourne’s Masters of Cultural Materials Conservation program, winning the Alexander Copland Award for Best Conservation Minor Thesis. Rosie is also the recipient of a 2017 Asialink Arts Residency funded by Creative Victoria.
Rosie’s focus is on the conservation of world cultures collections and particularly on objects relating to performance and living heritage. In 2017 she is involved with cultural heritage projects in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Taiwan.
The “H” stands for Henrietta.