New Research for Old Quad

The newly renovated Old Quad is pleased to bring Imogen Colton on board as a Research Intern for the next ten weeks. In keeping with the strategy to engage the community with the ceremonial heart of the University, student-led research will bring to life the history of Old Quad.

Wading through the layers of architectural and social history, Imogen Colton has a large task ahead of her. Imogen noted that ‘Recent travels to the north-eastern United States, combined with the experience of my history degree, fostered in me a keen interest in the restoration and conservation of objects, artworks and spaces. My research on the Old Quad will be focused on documenting the recent architectural restoration of the Old Quad (including the integration of Passivhaus systems), in view of its architectural history, conservation principles and its current role in University life.’

The Old Quad looks forward to welcoming further student engagement via the University of Melbourne’s Museums and Collections Projects Program.

Library, Old Quad, University of Melbourne. Photograph by Christian Capurro

Image: Library, Old Quad, University of Melbourne. Photograph by Christian Capurro