This guest blog has been written by the University of Melbourne’s Museums & Collections Award recipient of 2014, Emily Keppel, who joined the Focus on Curating volunteers during their photography training.
Mask, metal, Research and Cultural Collections
The Museums & Collections Award is a Universitas 21 partnership between the University of Birmingham and the University of Melbourne. As a recipient of this Award, I worked on a range of different collection management projects during a one month residency at the University of Birmingham in January-February 2014. I am currently completing a Masters of Cultural Material Conservation at the University of Melbourne, and my experience in Birmingham enabled me to develop new and existing skills in research, exhibition planning, cataloguing and preventive conservation.