Mary Roberts is Professor of Art History and Nineteenth-Century Studies at the University of Sydney. Roberts is a scholar of late Ottoman art and European Orientalism who has written extensively about patterns of transcultural exchange in the nineteenth century. Her most recent book, Istanbul Exchanges: Ottomans, Orientalists and Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture, received the 2016 Best Book prize from the Art Association of Australia and New Zealand. At the Clark she is working on her next book on artists as collectors of Islamic art in the nineteenth century. Other publications include: Intimate Outsiders: The Harem in Ottoman and Orientalist Art and Travel Literature (Duke, 2007) and four co-edited books: The Poetics and Politics of Place: Ottoman Istanbul and British Orientalism (Pera Museum and University of Washington Press, 2011) Edges of Empire: Orientalism and Visual Culture (Blackwells, 2005), Orientalism’s Interlocutors, (Duke, 2002) and Refracting Vision: Essays on the Writings of Michael Fried (Power Publications, 2000/2012).