Rod Palmer
Head Registrar


Rod commenced working for Artbank in 2010. Previously he was Senior Collections Registrar at Queensland Art Gallery | GOMA in Brisbane where he managed the state collection and worked with loans and exhibitions including international blockbuster exhibitions and the Asia Pacific Triennial. Rod also has an extensive background in exhibition management having developed and delivered over one hundred exhibitions at State Library of Queensland and Museum of Brisbane.

As Head Registrar, Rod leads the Registration team in the physical management and documentation of the collection. During his tenure at Artbank, Rod has developed and refined the operations of the registration team in managing growing client access and awareness of the Artbank collection and implementing strategies for maintaining best practices and care for a collection that is both increasingly mobile and significant.

Rod oversees the management of the Artbank collection, implementing policies and procedures that ensure the care and protection of the works of art and leads the busy registration team in the functions of acquisitions, loans, packing, international shipping, transport and installation.