The Collections Projects Program offers University of Melbourne students the opportunity to work behind the scenes with the University's outstanding museums and cultural collections.
Each year the Program offers a range of carefully developed collection management and curatorial projects that engage with the museums and collections on campus. The projects provide practical professional experiences where you can acquire new vocational skills and explore areas of interest that complement your study discipline. Projects can be undertaken to satisfy a course requirement (eg. an internship subject for course credit) or as a placement. You will receive training specific to your project, and ongoing mentoring and support from collection professionals.
Projects are offered across a broad selection of the University’s 40 museums and collections and cover a wide range of areas from cataloguing and research, significance assessment and preventative conservation through to interpretation, public programs and exhibition development. The projects have real value to the cultural collections and ensure they remain an accessible, relevant and dynamic resource.
How to apply and FAQs
Find out how to apply for projects and explore our frequently asked questions section
2022 Projects List
The latest list of projects will be made available in February 2022. In the meantime read about past projects
International Museums and Collections Award (IMAC)
The IMAC Award is temporarily on hold, more information will be available soon on this website and ASC social media channels
MuSE! - Museums, Students, Extras!
Be a part a newly created program that promotes greater connectivity between students working on projects