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Michelle Stevenson

Head, Society & Technology

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I am a museum professional, curator and historian who enjoys bringing diverse teams together to creatively respond to challenges. I am passionate about finding innovative, engaging and collaborative ways to share and connect objects and stories with the community.

I’ve worked at Museums Victoria for over ten years with a number of different Society & Technology collections. Much of my work has focused on making the collections available and allowing people to connect with them through online and digital projects. I have also worked as a curator undertaking research to document the collections and understand them better, collecting new objects and sometimes disposing of old ones.

Now my focus is on providing strategic and innovative leadership for the Society & Technology Department. To facilitate the development, care and use of the society & technology collections and to build staff expertise. Most importantly I continue to work with colleagues and the community to share the collections and their stories and connect them with people.

I am currently completing currently completing a PhD at Deakin University titled ‘Snowflakes in a Sunburnt Country: a heritage of skiing in Australia’.

If I’m not working or studying you can find me on a mountain somewhere skiing.

Qualifications

Master of Cultural Heritage, Deakin University, 2009-2010

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), History, Deakin University, 2008

Bachelor of Arts/Health Sciences, Deakin University, 2004-2007

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Projects and events

Current Projects

Curator, Royal Exhibition Building Protection & Promotion Project

Committess & Boards

President, Museums Historians National Network, 2015-

Editor Timelines Magazine, Museum Historians National Network, 2011-2015

Board Member & Curator, National Alpine Museum of Australia, 2010-

Awards & Fellowships

Highly Commended, Museums Australia (Victoria), Award for Excellence (Volunteer), 2015

Global Curator Fellowship, 2011

Summer Research Scholarship, Australian National University, 2008

Teaching and students

I'm available for student supervision.

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