Franchesca Cubillo is the Senior Curator Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art at the National Gallery of Australia and has worked in the museum and art gallery sector for the last 30 years.
She was previously employed in several state and national institutions throughout Australia, including the South Australia Museum, National Museum of Australia, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. She is a Churchill Fellow, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors in Anthropology and is a PhD candidate with the Australian National University.
Cubillo has written extensively, presented lectures and keynote addresses (national & international forums) on subjects such as the repatriation of Australian Indigenous ancestral remains, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Culture, and Australian Indigenous museology and curatorship.
Originating from Darwin, she is a Yanuwa, Larrakia, Bardi, and Wardaman woman from the ‘Top End’ region of Australia and is the Inaugural Chair of the Darwin Aboriginal Art Fair Foundation since 2010.