Each year, the Museums and Collections department offers six Awards of $2000 each to University of Melbourne students for small research projects to be completed in semester two and presented in December. Supported by the Miegunyah Fund, the Award requires each student to undertake a project on works of art in The Russell and Mab Grimwade ‘Miegunyah’ Collection, in the University’s Art Collection. This scheme aims to give students experience in working in an interdisciplinary context with a material and visual culture collection, and the opportunity to think about how to share their research with their student colleagues and public audiences, while gaining professional development experience from department staff.
Our 2022 Awardees included students from Theatre Studies, Education, Fine Arts, Conservation, Archaeology, Art History, and Music. Their research summaries and other creative outcomes can be viewed below.
Awardees are supported by our experienced Curators of Academic Engagement and Grimwade Collection Curator.