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Professor Carrick Chambers AM, 1985

Michael Meszaros

cast bronze medallion on wood plaque (support: 24.0 cm x 19.0 cm depth 3.5 cm)

Professor Carrick Chambers AM (b. 1930) is a botantist who was director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney from 1986 to 1996. Chambers was born in Auckland, New Zealand and educated at the Universities of Auckland, Sydney and Cambridge. He joined the Department of Botany at the University of Melbourne as a lecturer in 1963 and was Professor of Botany from 1968-86. His research centred on electron microscopy and fine structures, the structures of plant viruses and palaeobotany (fossil botany). Chambers has a strong commitment to conservation and landscape design. He is currently an Honorary Research Associate in the Plant Sciences Branch at the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Dr Ray Marginson AM 2001

Accession number: 2001.51

Currently not on display

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Artist and subject

Michael Meszaros (age 40 in 1985)

Professor Carrick Chambers AM (age 55 in 1985)

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Dr Ray Marginson AM (8 portraits)

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The National Portrait Gallery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and to Elders both past and present.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that this website contains images of deceased persons.