2019 International Museums and Collections Award recipient announced

We are pleased to announce that Ruby Kerrison, a Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Australian Indigenous Studies and Gender Studies was recently selected as the Melbourne recipient of this year’s  International Museums and Collections Award. Ruby is delighted to have been chosen for the prestigious Award and will commence her month-long placement at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom in early 2020.

Based with the  Research  and Collections Unit, Ruby will work on a range of projects across several of University of Birmingham's museums and collections. Through the Award placement Ruby will have the opportunity to develop her professional skills in the key areas of curating, collection management and public programs. Further she will be exposed to different types of collections to gain a better understanding of how these collections are managed. In her studies Ruby has investigated the historical representation of gender and race, and is keen to explore these themes further in the curatorial practices within Birmingham's  museums. She is also interested in how museums can be democratic spaces that facilitate education and inspiring encounters.

You will be able to follow Ruby's cultural adventures in Birmingham via her blog, which will be accessible on the Museums and Collections website from mid-January.

2019 IMC Award

Image: University of Birmingham