Nola Anderson has extensive experience in museums and art history. She has a degree in Fine Arts from Sydney University and has published widely in art journals and anthologies. Her work has been recognised through research grants and awards, including a Smithsonian Institution International Fellowship in Museum Studies in Washington DC. She has held significant positions within the cultural sector: she was Head of National Collections at the Australian War Memorial and, more recently, Chair of the Canberra Glassworks. She is the author of Australian War Memorial: Treasures from a century of collecting, the Australian War Memorial’s first major survey publication of its collection of over four million items. Passionate about contemporary glass, Anderson has written widely on the topic, specialising in the history of its development in Australia since the early 1970s and the artists who have made it such a vibrant art form.