Dr Ted Gott is Senior Curator, International Art, at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne. Ted began his career as Curator of Prints and Drawings at the NGV and has held roles as Curator of European Art at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, and Senior Curator at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne. He has published widely on Australian, British and French art and curated or co-curated numerous major exhibitions, including Salvador Dalí: Liquid Desire (2009), Napoleon: Revolution to Empire (2012) and most recently Queer: Stories from the NGV Collection (2022). His exhibition Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS, staged at the National Gallery of Australia in 1994, examined the virus’s devastating effects, associated homophobic attitudes and the new visual culture that emerged globally in the face of the AIDS pandemic through compelling artworks by more than 100 Australian and international artists.