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Dr Mark Stocker worked at the Department of History and Art History from 2003-2014, where he was an Associate Professor and Programme co-ordinator for Art History and Theory for much of that period.
In 2014, he moved to Wellington, where he is Curator Historical International Art at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. He curated the exhibition 'European Splendour' (2016-17), the current hot-spot 'The Te Pahi Medal', and assisted the moves to secure a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Otago and Te Papa, signed in 2016. He has contributed numerous article-length pieces to Te Papa's Blog, and his third article in Te Papa's refereed journal, Tuhinga, is due to appear later this month (June 2017) as well as an edited book honouring the late Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (Victoria University Press), due in July. Dr Stocker remains an energetic publisher, with over 200 books, articles and essays to his credit. In 2014 he was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA). As well as being an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at Otago, he is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the School of Humanities, University of Canterbury (History), where he taught from 1986-2003.

List of publications since 2014:

1. Colonial Gothic to Modern Maori: Essays in Memory of Jonathan Mané-Wheoki Wellington: Victoria University Press (due 2017) (co-editor with Conal McCarthy), 322pp.

2. Tributes to Jean Michel Massing: Towards a Global Art History. Turnhout: Brepols, 2016 (principal editor and contributor), 380pp.

Book chapters
1. Watching Goldfish in the Nude: T. B. Kennington's Idlesse, in Mark Stocker and Conal McCarthy (eds), Colonial Gothic to Modern Maori: Essays in Honour of Jonathan Mané-Wheoki, Art Historian, Wellington, Victoria University Press (due July 2017)

2. 'Maori, Modernism and Monumentality: Molly Macalister's Maori Warrior', in Mark Stocker and Phillip Lindley (eds), Tributes to Jean Michel Massing: Towards a Global Art History, Tournhout: Brepols, 2016, 269-87.

3. 'An Imperial Icon Indigenized: The Queen Victoria Memorial at Ohinemutu', in Katie Pickles and Catherine Coleborne (eds), New Zealand's Empire, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2016, 28-50.

4. 'Coining New Zealand: Art, Nationhood and Money, 1933-40', in Peter Stupples (ed.), Art and Money, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2015, 145-168.

5. 'The Smiling Boys', in Annabel Cooper, Lachy Paterson and Angela Wanhalla (eds), The Lives of Colonial Objects, Dunedin: Otago University Press, 2015, 284-290.

6. 'Sculpture', entry in Te Ara: Encyclopedia of New Zealand, Wellington, Ministry of Culture and Heritage, (2014).

Refereed articles

1. 'Look here upon this picture': Shakespeare in art at Te Papa, Tuhinga, v. 28, 2017 (due June 2017)

2. Review of Paula Murphy (ed.), Art and Architecture of Ireland Volume III. Sculpture 1600–1800, Sculpture Journal v. 25, no. 2, 1016: 283-285.

3. A New Zealand sculptor's diary: W. T. Trethewey in Europe, 1936, Sculpture Journal v. 25, no. 1, 2016: 117-138.

4. 'A token of their love': Queen Victoria Memorials in New Zealand', 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century (due May 2016).

5. Oh MANZ! The 25th Anniversary of the Medal Artists of New Zealand', New Zealand', The Medal, no. 68, 2016: 46-59.

6. The Te Pahi Medal, The Medal, no. 67, 2015: 26-38.

7. “Give us peace in our time, o Lord”: W. T. Trethewey's War Memorial in Christchurch, New Zealand', Burlington Magazine, v. 157, 2015: 776-80.

8. A silver slice of Maori history: the Te Pahi Medal, Tuhinga, v. 26, 2015: 31-48.

9. Review of 'Sculpture Victorious', Burlington Magazine, v. 157, 2015: 129-131.

10. “Young Male Objects”: The Ideal Sculptures of Kathleen Scott, Sculpture Journal v. 22, no. 2, 2013: 119-27 (published 2014)

Non-refereed articles:

1. Deconstructing Splendour, Off the Wall, 13, 2016,

2. Emprinted on your mind, Off the Wall, 12, 2016,

3. Place, grace and space: Curator Mark Stocker on printmaker Louis Rosenberg, Off the Wall, 8, 2015,

4. 'A cultural journey: Jonathan Mane-Wheoki in conversation', Art New Zealand, no. 152, 2014-15, 48-56.

5. 'The most astonishing Monticelli', Off the Wall, 6, 2014,

6. 'The George Lucas of 230 years ago', Off the Wall, 5, 2014,

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