Hi all,

A lot of the focus of this year’s project is to begin cementing closer ties with Melbourne institutions, specifically, University of Melbourne, RMIT, Deakin and Swinburne.

I had a very productive day down in Melbourne on Monday where I met with Jaynie Anderson from University of Melbourne and Harriet Edquist from RMIT to get the ball rolling on exposing some of the incredibly significant collections that these Universities hold.

We have begun hiring our Melbourne staff and the first cab of the rank is Emily Wubben who will be co-ordinating the ingestion and interoperation of collections at Melbourne University. Emily is ideally suited to this task.

She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in 2011, with first class honours. She has worked with the Cultural Collections of the University of Melbourne in various projects and in 2009 she undertook an internship with the International Art Curatorial Department of the National Gallery of Victoria.  In 2011, as the first recipient of the University of Melbourne’s Museums and Collections Award, Emily travelled to England and completed an internship with the Museum Collections of the University of Birmingham. She is currently studying a Master of Art Curatorship at the University of Melbourne.

Its very exciting to finally being working the wealth of quality content that both UMelb and RMIT hold. Its also great to get to go down to Melbourne occasionally for work! I love lunching at Mr Tulk!

Here is a picture of Emily, so you can put face to name. Welcome Emily and welcome to our new Melbourne partners!

Our new Digital Content Project Officer, Emily Wubben