Archiving the past, protecting the future

September 17 / 197

Later this month the University of Melbourne will host this year’s Australian Society of Archivists conference as part of the Information Technologies Indigenous Communities symposium, which will explore questions on the diversity of UMA’s collections, audiences and the profession, as well as exploring the impact and potential of information technologies in Indigenous communities and on traditional knowledge.

Under Bunjil exhibition to launch Student Precinct’s new Outdoor Gallery

May 17 / 193

Artwork by VCA students through the Wilin Centre, and covers from Under Bunjil – the journal by Murrup Barak and UMSU Indigenous students – will be included in the first exhibition for the Student Precinct’s new Outdoor Gallery.

Learning partnership between Shepparton Art Museum and the University established

April 17 / 192

A new Learning Partnership between the University of Melbourne and the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will support the development of significant Indigenous initiatives and activities, embed teaching and learning opportunities for staff and students and establish a platform for collaborative, interdisciplinary cultural impact research.

Wominjeka – a Welcome to Country for all University staff and students

March 17 / 191

All staff and students are invited to attend Wominjeka, an important milestone in the University’s yearly academic calendar, later in March.

Distinguished Aboriginal scholar made Honorary Fellow

March 16 / 176

Known for her lifelong work in Aboriginal social issues and women’s rights, Professor Marcia Langton of the Bidjara Nation has added another honour to her long list of accolades, being installed as an Honorary Fellow of Emmanuel College at the University of Queensland.

Street artist wins $45,000 Indigenous arts residency

December 15 / 173

Contemporary artist Josh Muir, whose work draws on hip-hop and street art culture, has won a year-long residency at the University of Melbourne, including a cash grant of $40,000 and up to $5,000 for materials as part of the Hutchinson Indigenous Residency.

Physics and maths skills stretched to the limit!

December 15 / 173

Indigenous high school students put their maths and physics skills to the ultimate test with a precision bungie jumping competition at the University earlier this month.

Greg and Kay Poche acknowledged for philanthropic support

December 15 / 172

Philanthropists Greg Poche AO and Kay Van Norton Poche have been named as Fellow of the University of Melbourne in recognition of their extraordinary generosity and vision for improving Indigenous health throughout Australia.

University’s second Reconciliation Action Plan focuses on parity

March 15 / 154

A commitment to population parity is a key feature of the 2015 Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) for the University.


State-of-the art facilities in the new Grimwade Centre

March 15 / 154

New research and teaching labs – with cutting edge analytical equipment to detect the paints and pigments used by artists and examine drawings underneath paintings – will be housed in the new Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation.

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