May 2nd 2022

Professor Gaye Sculthorpe joins Deakin University from London's British Museum as Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies

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Source: Deakin

Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Education Professor Vanessa Lemm said Prof Sculthorpe brought to the position a world-leading knowledge of Australian Aboriginal material cultures.

A Palawa woman from Tasmania, Prof Sculthorpe is a descendent of the famous Indigenous singer Fanny Smith.

She has a reputation as an avid tracker of Australian Aboriginal material and will draw on her extensive fieldwork to share her rich, real-world insights with students.

"Professor Sculthorpe will commence an initial research-intensive term in the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation before joining the school in a teaching-research professorship," Prof Lemm said.

"She will make a brilliant contribution to our teaching program. Her expertise is fundamental to engaging with Aboriginal communities and local and international institutions."

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