Ms Fiona Salmon

Director, Flinders University Art Museum

Office of Communication, Marketing and Engagement

place Social Sciences North (007)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Fiona has worked in the cultural collections sector since 1998 including previous roles in management and research with Museums Australia (Victoria), the Cunningham Dax Collection and Maningrida Arts & Culture. Before this she worked with  Rembarrnga and Dalabon speakers in the communities of Bulman and Beswick in southern Arnhem Land as a field linguist employed by the Katherine Regional Aboriginal Language Centre. In 2006 she was a guest-lecturer in Museology at the Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam School of the Arts and since 2009 has been a regular contributor to courses on Aboriginal Art at Flinders University and the University of Adelaide.


2003   Postgraduate Diploma of Museum Studies,  Deakin University, Melbourne

1997   Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics), University of Melbourne

1993   Bachelor of Arts - Honours, University of Melbourne

1991   Bachelor of Arts, University of Melbourne

Key responsibilities

As Director of the University's Art Museum and City Gallery, Fiona oversees the development, documentation and care of the University’s art collection. She is also responsible for leading collection-based teaching, learning and research initiatives, and engaging the wider community through exhibitions, outreach and associated events.    

Since joining Flinders in 2007 Fiona has curated the following exhibitions: Gooch’s Utopia: collected works from the Central Desert (2008); Buffalo, Bird and Bandicoot (2010); roads cross: contemporary directions in Australian Art (2012) co-curated with Anita Angel and Vivonne Thwaites and Spinifex Country (2013) co-curated with Heidi Pitman and presented in partnership with the South Australian Museum.