Robert Upstone is Project Leader of the Christopher Wood Catalogue Raisonné. A well known specialist in modern art in Britain he was formerly head of Modern British Art at Tate Britain. He has curated a large number of exhibitions at major museums around the world. From 2010–16 he was Director of The Fine Art Society.
He is one of nine specialists who sit on the Government's Acceptance in Lieu Panel that accepts works of art for the nation.