Mark Ledbury

Ledbury, Mark
Mark Ledbury is Power Professor of Art History and Visual Culture and Director of the Power Institute at the University of Sydney. He took degrees at the Universities of Cambridge and Sussex, in the UK, and first worked at the University of Portsmouth , then the University of Manchester in the UK, before joining the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, as Associate Director of the Research and Academic Program, in 2003. He took up the Power Professorship at the University of Sydney in 2011. His own publications focus mostly on European Art of the Early Modern Period, especially French Art of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries; as Director of the Power Institute he is responsible for a publications and events programme which focuses on Australian Art and Ideas and on Ideas in visual art more generally. The Power Institute also convenes international research projects with institutions worldwide including the Getty Foundation, RIHA, the Terra Foundation and others.  More information on these projects can be found at and at Mark’s University web page,