2018 IMAC Award recipient from Birmingham to join us at Melbourne

Alice O'Rourke, the UK recipient of the 2018 International Museums and Collections Award (IMAC Award), will commence her placement with the Museums and Collections Unit in early August. Currently completing her Masters in Art History and Curating at the University of Birmingham, Alice is very much looking forward to her four week placement at the University.

During her stay, Alice will work on a variety of collection management and curatorial projects across a selection of the University of Melbourne’s collections, including the Baillieu Library Print Collection, VCA's School of Film and Television Archive and the School of Chemistry Collection. She will also enjoy project work with the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation. The program will provide Alice with the opportunity to develop and apply her professional skills within the collections sector.    

Applications for the 2018 IMAC Award are currently open for the reciprocal part of the exchange, which will enable a Melbourne student to travel to the University of Birmingham early next year. For more information visit the IMAC Award website.

Alice's cultural adventures at Melbourne can be followed via her blog.