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Former Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Director Julie Banks has been appointed as Head of Strategic Collections at the University of Melbourne’s new Museum and Collections Department. Her key role will be to “develop and deliver a vision, roadmap and strategic framework focused on access and global engagement”

Congratulations to Professor Brydie-Leigh Bartleet, Director of the Queensland Conservatorium Research Centre, who has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to undertake research with musicians and organisations in New York who are harnessing the power of music to tackle complex social inequalities.

CQUniversity was a proud partner of a fundraising activity held during the Adelaide Fringe Festival, by matching ticket sales donated from the opening night of the Ironing Maidens’ new performance A Soap Opera. Patty Preece, an Associate Lecturer at CQUniversity, is a member of the Ironing Maidens, an award-winning electronic

Griffith Film School senior lecturer Dr Peter Hegedus has been awarded Best Documentary at the Hungarian Film Critics Awards for his film Lili. The documentary, which received funding from Screen Australia, Screen Queensland, Griffith University, FocusFox Studio and Hungarian television, follows the journey of a family dislocated by the Hungarian

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University has announced three new appointments in Design. Associate Professor Katja Fleischmann, former Head of Design and Innovation at James Cook University and Professor of Print Design and Interactive Media at the University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, brings her expertise on the role of

A number of high profile musicians will join Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowan School of Music in the coming months. These include: Award-winning soprano and composer Deborah Cheetham, who will take up the post of Professor of Practice and DECRA awardee, and leading percussionist Dr Louise Devenish, who has been

Griffith University has appointed Dr Bianca Beetson, currently Program Leader of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at Queensland College of Art, to be the new Director of the university’s Indigenous Research Unit. Congratulations Bianca!

Congratulations to DDCA President Clive Barstow who was awarded the Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Lifelong Fellowship for his achievement and work in art and design.

Internationally recognised composer Professor Liza Lim has been appointed as the inaugural Sculthorpe Chair of Australian Music at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. The Chair was set up by a bequest to Sydney University by the late Peter Sculthorpe AO OBE to promote and advance music in Australia. Professor Lim takes up

Springer has released a list of new books that might be of interest to NiTRO readers over the holiday break: Close Encounters of Art and Physics: An Artist’s View by Laura Pesce; Art and Soul: Rudolf Steiner, Interdisciplinary Art and Education edited by Victoria de Rijke; What Art Teaches Us: