A message from the Dean of Arts

As another year draws to a close I would like to say thank you to all alumni for your continued engagement with the Faculty of Arts. We have had an extremely successful year and it has been a pleasure to meet with so many of you through our public programs, our Melbourne Masterclasses series and through our reunions and alumni events.

In this edition of ARTiculation, you will read about the exciting new building project which is taking off just next to the Old Arts Building. The Arts West Redevelopment will create a signature presence on the Parkville campus. It is the Faculty's most significant infrastructure project in many years, and I look forward to keeping you up to date on developments as we build a new home for the Bachelor of Arts.

You will hear of the successes of our alumni and friends, with the Faculty of Arts Excellence Scholarship students Rosie Hingston and Jessie Sun sharing their experience of the Bachelor of Arts at Melbourne and you will also hear from two conservators, Holly Jones-Amin and Carmela Lonetti from our Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, about the immense task of restoring objects found on the Gallipoli Battlefield site in Çanakkale Turkey, as they work on a project which will be form part of the University's recognition of the ANZAC centenary in 2015.

To all alumni, I wish you a safe and enjoyable festive season and look forward to bringing you more news from the Faculty of Arts in 2015.