Robin Graeme Nicholson

Robin Graeme Nicholson

Art Museum Consultant
412.737.5959
rgnicholson@freemansauction.com

 

Robin Nicholson has almost 35 years of experience in the art world, working, respectively, in the commercial gallery sector from 1987-1992, as corporate art curator of the Drambuie Collection from 1992-2006, and, since 2006, with American art museums. From 2006-2014, he served as Deputy Director for Art and Education and Director of Exhibitions at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and subsequently served as Executive Director at the Frick Pittsburgh (2014-2018), and Telfair Museums, Savannah (2019-2020).

With an Masters of Art in the history of art from the University of Cambridge, Nicholson brings diverse experience of all facets of both commercial and non-profit art institutions. In 2005-2006, he worked closely with Freeman’s and Lyon & Turnbull on the sale of the Drambuie corporate collection, which, after an international tour and two-day sale, sold almost 100 percent of lots and achieved eleven world records for Scottish art.

Nicholson is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors and many other professional museum organizations. He is able, with the Freeman’s team, to offer art museums peer-to-peer advice and consultation on collections policies, deaccessioning strategies, and consignments. Art museums are re-thinking the role of collections in their mission and core values and Freeman’s is poised to offer services as a discrete, boutique, auction house.