New exhibition opens at Creswick Campus

The school on the hill exhibition was launched on Thursday 26 October at the University of Melbourne's Creswick campus. This exhibition, drawn from the Creswick Campus Historical Collection, tells some of the story of the students and staff who have passed through the Victorian School of Forestry over its more than 100 years of providing forest education, and which is now part of the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences in the Faculty of Science.

The Exhibition was curated by Tahney Fosdike, a first year Master of Art Curatorship student at the University. As an emerging curator, Tahney was keen to complement and strengthen her study program through undertaking an exhibition curatorship project offered through the Museums and Collections Projects Program. The Program offers participants the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the University's cultural collections on a range of collection management projects. Under guidance from Creswick campus staff and the Cultural Collections Unit, Tahney developed her curatorial, collection management and research skills through the curation of this captivating exhibition.

An online version of the exhibition is available through the Creswick Campus Historical Collection's Omeka website.

Image: Tahney Fosdike with some of the items on display as part of The school on the hIll exhibition