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Roslyn Lawry Award

For excellence in Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies.

Roslyn Lawry Award

In 1987, what promised to be an outstanding career in Museum Studies was tragically cut short. Roslyn Lawry (1962–1987) was an exceptional student of Museum Studies at Victoria College (now Deakin University) and worked as a freelance museum curator after graduation. In this period her enthusiasm and passion for excellence in museums and cultural heritage flourished and it is in this spirit that the Roslyn Lawry Award is made each year.

The Roslyn Lawry Award was established in 1989 to commemorate Roslyn’s life and passion for museums. It is now offered annually to an outstanding graduate from Deakin’s Master of Cultural Heritage. In selecting award recipients, the committee looks for those demonstrating academic excellence as well as a personal and professional commitment to cultural heritage and museums.

The award is presented at an event attended by the museum community of Victoria. It is recognised as honouring the goal of ‘establishing new careers full of hope and promise’.

Every year the process of selection becomes difficult because of the many outstanding students who are eligible. I have been privileged each year to participate as a member of the selection committee and it is an honour to be able to make this award to others with a passion and dedication in this field, in the memory of my daughter, Roslyn.

Fay Lawry

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