Over the years, this role has been filled by two professional art curators: Dr Leoni Schmidt, from 1989 to 1994, and Teresa Lizamore, who, after assisting Dr Schmidt, took over the curating duties on her own in 1994 and continues in this capacity to the present day.
Much has changed since the first pieces were bought. RMB’s robust growth and expansion into new buildings with appealing art space, sustained an acquisition surge for many years. The focus shifted from building the Collection, to refining, maintaining, placing and protecting it, often rearranging entire floors at a time – always with the benefit of RMB staff in mind.
Teresa Lizamore (left), curator of the RMB Art Collection, and Carolynne Waterhouse (right) of Corporate Marketing in front of Lionel Smit’s painting, Residue Series