Angus Trumble was originally from Melbourne and specialised in History and Fine Art at University. Further art history study was conducted in Rome at the Bibliotheca Hertsiana and at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. He was also a Fulbright Scholar at the New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts 1994-1995. From 1996 to 2001 he worked as the Curator of European Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia. In 2003 as a Harold White Fellow he explored Anglo-Australian relations in art history in the nineteenth century. He has also published widely with exhibition catalogues and books including A brief history of the smile (2004). Angus was appointed curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Yale Center for British Art in 2003.