Robin Cuthbert Lee
A native Houstonian, Robin moved to Jamaica Plain just this year and has fallen in love with the area and its local history. A longtime bookworm and amateur writer, this is her first experience in journalism. Her background includes: volunteering in the Dominican Republic with Peace Corps, where she learned Spanish, and working as an assistant at an Aboriginal Art gallery in Houston, Texas. Robin obtained her MA degree in the Sainsbury Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom. She had long been fascinated with cultural anthropology and history museums, but her experience at Booker Lowe Gallery demonstrated how non-Western contemporary art could bridge the gap between art galleries and ethnographic museums. Robin moved with her husband to Boston in 2009, and currently works as a curatorial research assistant in the Arts of Africa and Oceania at the Museum of Fine Arts. She lives in Hyde Square with her husband and their cat, Lady Puffnose.