William McAloon was Curator, Historical New Zealand Art at Te Papa. A writer, curator, and critic, he was previously Curator of Contemporary New Zealand Art at Auckland Art Gallery and wrote for numerous publications, including Art New Zealand, the New Zealand Listener and Art Asia Pacific. His books include Rita Angus: Life & Vision (Te Papa Press, 2008) Victoria's art - a university collection (2005), Gordon Walters: prints and design (2004), and Home and away: Contemporary Australian and New Zealand Art from the Chartwell Collection (1999).
"A rich and accessibly written account of collections of surprising depth - in both international and New Zealand Art." -- Hamish Keith * Metro *