Our Tour Leaders

All of our tours are led by academics and experts in their field who will share their passion and knowledge with you in lectures, talks and throughout the tour. Click on their profile to find out more about them.

Claudia Chan Shaw

Claudia Chan Shaw is a fashion designer, television and radio presenter, author, public speaker, collector and artist. Claudia contributes to design and collecting publications and has curated a number of fashion exhibitions. Her ongoing photography series Poster Boy was presented as part of the 2016 Head On Photo Festival. She is the current curator of the City of Sydney’s Chinese New Year Festival and her Rabbit Lantern installation delighted Sydneysiders during the 2016 and 2017 Chinese New Year Festivals. Claudia was co-host and presenter on ABC TV’s popular program, Collectors. Her subsequent book Collectomania: From objects of desire to magnificent obsession, navigates the world of collectors and celebrates collections both strange and beautiful. Claudia led the popular Members tours “Art Deco to Art Now: China” in 2015 and “Art Deco to Art Now: Miami & Cuba” in 2017.


Current Tours:

Art Deco to Art Now: New York  |  05–14 January 2018 (10 days)



“Fabulous, marvellous, wonderful, delightful, passionate, informative and caring. We were so lucky to have her expertise. Claudia went out of her way to make each and everyone’s experiences special.”
Kitty C.  |  Art Deco to Art Now: China 2015


“Claudia was brilliant. She was fun to be with, very knowledgeable about Art Deco, inclusive, warm and generous. It was a delight to be there with her.”
Lyn R. Art Deco to Art Now: China 2015