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.

Peter McNeil

Distinguished Professor Peter McNeil is an award-winning design historian at the University of Technology Sydney. He is Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. He writes and lectures internationally across design, fashion, textiles and interiors. His acclaimed published books include Luxury: A Rich History and Pretty Gentlemen. For a decade he was Professor of Fashion Studies at Stockholm University and most recently Academy of Finland Distinguished Professor. A much-loved lecturer, he has twice presented Art Gallery of New South Wales Society series on art and fashion. He collaborates with major fashion collections around the world including Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Kunsthaus Zurich.

(Photographed by Susie Hagon)



“Peter McNeil was excellent, extremely knowledgeable, professional, polite, fun, empathetic, and went out of his way to ensure assistance was given to everyone when required.”
Kate R.  |  Melbourne Fashion Design and Spring Racing