My Melbourne with Kerrianne Stone

May 14 / 137

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Hello and welcome to My Melbourne, I'm Stuart Winthrope. Today we're joined by Kerrianne Stone. Kerriane thankyou for joining me. 

Thank you Stuart.

Kerianne can you tell me, what is your full title?

I’m the special collections curatorial assistant for prints at the Baillieu Library

And how long have you been at the University?

I’ve been working with the print collection for five years, but I also worked at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, and I studied at the University as well.

What does your role involve?

A typical day involves a variety of things, but mostly I work with student interns on particular projects related to the collection, manage the collection through an electronic database, and prepare objects for exhibition. 

Have you been working on any particular project recently?

Yes I have, I’ve curated an exhibition from the print collection called Radicals, Slayers and Villains. It’s showing at the Baillieu Library in the refurbished gallery. Visitors will see controversial figures who have helped shape western culture, with some amazing artists like Rembrandt and Goya, and some of the radicals included figures such as Martin Luther, Cleopatra, Joan of Arc and there’s also some really shocking dragon slayings, and flaying and beheadings as week, as some terrible villains, like supernatural ghouls and hybrid fiends. 

Do you have a favourite radical, slayer or villain?

They’re all too interesting to have a particular favourite, I think. 

What’s your favourite part of working at the University?

It’s a great privilege to work with line of the University’s cultural collections and also to be able to share that with students and the wider community. 

Do you have a favourite place to get food, and drinks on campus?

Dr Dax is behind the Baillieu Library, do I quite often find myself there for morning coffee

What advice would give to staff or students at the University?

Always a good Ideas to have a Plan B, and sometimes Plan B is just as good, if not better, than Plan A. 

This has been My Melbourne for this week, thanks for joining us. 

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