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Dr

Georgina S. Walker

Honorary
Culture And Communication
private museums
art collectors
private collector's museum
cultural philanthropy
museums
museums in australia
private museums and bequests
the private collector's museum
private collecting
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Dr

Georgina S. Walker

 
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Dr

Georgina S. Walker

 

Georgina Walker is a graduate of the Art History and Curatorship Department of the University of Melbourne. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne and teaches in Art History, Curatorial and Museum Studies.

As an Early Career Researcher, Georgina has developed a significant academic profile in the emerging field of private museums and cultural philanthropy at the University of Melbourne, Australia and internationally with an innovative dual-specialisation in private and public museum studies, historical and contemporary museum/curatorial studies and with a remarkable achievement of translating a doctoral dissertation into a high-quality academic publication. This expertise contributes to the versatility and scope of her research, allowing Georgina to use historical knowledge/developments to interrogate/interpret contemporary issues, and vice versa. The global rise of private museums has dominated her scholarly research since 2010 - Master Thesis, Doctoral Dissertation and monograph, The Private Collector's Museum: Public Good Versus Private Gain (Routledge 2019). The book asserts Georgina's position as one of a handful of international scholars who has conducted targeted research that connects the rising popularity of private museums with new models of arts philanthropy, the art market, curatorial practice and new inter-relationships between private and public space. This is reinforced by the co-authored journal article with A/P Christopher R. Marshall (commissioned by invitation) - for the peer-reviewed Oxford Bibliographies in Art History - 'Museums in Australia', published by Oxford University Press (Nov. 2019). While Georgina's research has largely focused on Western models of the private museum - with a particular emphasis on the United States and United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Australia - the focus has shifted to also include the Asia-Pacific region and the Arabian Gulf to better address research gaps and motivations behind private museums and their contributions to the existing museum sector. The forthcoming monograph entitled, The Rise of the Contemporary Private Art Museum (under contract with Routledge) will make an important contribution to this growing and important field of Museum Studies.
Georgina is a Member of the Board of Management, The Duldig Studio Museum and Sculpture Garden, Melbourne (Oct. 2019).
The appointment of Honorary Research Fellow (Dec. 2018) - hosted by the School of Culture and Communication at the University - is an acknowledgement of this impressive track record, research contributions, external consultations and capacity to develop ongoing industry partnerships with the University of Melbourne and private and public museum sectors in Australia and internationally.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2014

School Research and Graduate Studies (The University of Melbourne)

2013

Alma Hansen (The University of Melbourne)

2013

Ursula Hoff Art History (The University of Melbourne)

2013

Norman Macgeorge (The University of Melbourne)

2013

Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship (The University of Melbourne)

2013

Graduate Research in Arts Travel Scheme (The University of Melbourne)

2012

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) (Australian Commonwealth)

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Honorary

Culture And Communication

Casual

Culture And Communication

Casual

Culture And Communication

Casual

Culture And Communication

Aaanz Full Membership

The Art Association of Australia and New Zealand (AAANZ)

Member Of The Board Of Management

Duldig Studio

Icom Regular Museum Professional

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of Melbourne

Master of Art Curatorship by Minor Thesis

University of Melbourne

Post Graduate Diploma in Art Curatorial Studies

University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Arts

RMIT University

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