Grimwade Centre PhD students win U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Award

Two PhD students from the Grimwade Centre, Ainslee Meredith and Eliza O’Donnell, have received a U21 Graduate Collaborative Research Award.

This award is to support their proposal Conservation, Material Culture and Art Attribution: Establishing a U21 International Graduate Student Network. Their winning project aims to develop a network of doctoral candidates researching conservation, material culture and art attribution.

The Universitas 21 (U21) Graduate Collaborative Research Awards scheme is a competitive cross-disciplinary award scheme designed to aid the development of transferrable skills and facilitate research collaborations between doctoral candidates across the U21 network.

As new research emerges from Australia at the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, in the UK at the Ironbridge Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham, and across Europe with the New Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art (NACCA), this project will aim to build on U21 networks to develop connections specifically between doctoral candidates in Europe and the Asia Pacific.

The network will develop an online platform for knowledge sharing, an international forum at a European based U21 University mid-2018, followed by a publication of forum proceedings.

The specialist network will lead to broader cross-cultural education, knowledge and research in conservation, material culture and art attribution through collaborative dialogue and exchanges between U21 doctoral students.

Further information about opportunities for University of Melbourne student involvement will be available shortly. In the meantime, for more information, please email Ainslee Meredith or email Eliza O'Donnell.