International Museums and Collections Award - Birmingham blog
Ruby Kerrison, a Bachelor of Arts student majoring in Australian Indigenous Studies and Gender Studies at the University of Melbourne, and 2019 recipient of the IMAC Award has recently commenced her month-long placement at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Based with the Research and Collections Unit, she has been working closely with collections staff on selected collection management and curatorial projects across their museums and cultural collections. In addition to developing her professional skills in these key collection areas, Ruby has a specific research interest in the historical representation of gender and race and will examine these themes further within the context of the curatorial practices she encounters in Birmingham's museums and galleries. Ruby is also very much looking forward to exploring the UoB campus, the city of Birmingham itself and the wealth of cultural experiences the region offers.
You can follow Ruby’s IMAC Award experience and other cultural adventures in Birmingham via her blog.
The IMaC Award provides a unique international exchange opportunity for students between the University of Melbourne and the University of Birmingham. Recipients of the Award take part in a month-long placement working with the collections and museums of the partner university. The Award enables them to develop professional skills in collections management, enrich their studies and provides the opportunity to consider collections within an international context.