iving Treasure: Master of Australian Craft, goldsmith and emeritus professor at RMIT University, Robert Baines has maintained a national and international profile with exhibitions, awards, lectures and publications for more than forty years. His works are in prestigious public collections in Great Britain, Germany, France, Poland, USA, New Zealand, and Australia.
In the research areas of artist goldsmithing and archaeometallurgy he received a Winston Churchill Study grant (1979) and this was followed by Senior Fulbright and Senior Andrew Mellon Conservation Fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. In 2004 he had an exhibition of his research, Entdecker der antiken Goldschmiedetechnik,
at the prestigious Staatliche Antikensammlungen, München, Germany. In Germany he has received the Bayerischer Staatpreis gold medal (2005); Friedrich Becker Preis (2008), and Herbert Hofmann Preis(2013). Most recent books published are Bracelet-Java-la-Grande (2006) and More Amazing Schmuck Stories by Robert Baines (2009) and Fabulous Follies Frauds and Fakes (2013).
Robert Baines, Brooch Cosmos, 2014