A new Chair in Archaeological Science will be created at the University of Melbourne thanks to donations from the Kimberley Foundation Australia, Allan Myers AC QC and the Minderoo Foundation through RAA Patrons Andrew and Nicola Forrest. It was announced at an event in Melbourne on 26 October to mark the twentieth anniversary of the Kimberley Foundation Australia. The need for the Chair originated from the work the Kimberley Foundation and scientists at Melbourne University are doing with the Aboriginal communities. Prof Andrew Gleadow, RAA Director and Chairman of the Foundation’s Science Advisory Council says “the new Chair will drive applied science in rock art research and complement the humanities-based archaeology program offered at the University of Western Australia and already supported by the RAA.”

Read the full RAA media release here:

RAA media release New Chair to advance scientific understanding of Indigenous Australian rock art

Link to announcement by The University of Melbourne

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